Category: Agile & Lean Life

Welcome to The Agile & Lean Life category. This category is a collection of all blog posts about applying advanced startup management and software development techniques in personal life to improve personal productivity and odds of success.

Why is that important? There is no harder challenge in business than to build a new disruptive high-tech startup. Building a new startup doesn’t only take courage, innovative ideas and attracting a lot of funding, but also a systematic scientific approach to finding the right product – the market fit.

Managing personal life and becoming successful is also not a piece of cake. Many techniques, approaches and lessons from the lean startup and agile development can be applied to personal life. They can help you achieve a completely new level of personal performance, productivity and success.

Sounds interesting? Before browsing the articles posted under this category, I suggest you read the main idea of how you can benefit from the transference of advanced business knowledge to personal life management.

Blog posts under this category are organized by date published. As a better alternative, you can check out the AgileLeanLife Productivity framework track, where blog posts are arranged in a more logical and systematic sequence, so you can acquire knowledge and concepts for applying lean and agile methodologies into your personal life in a more step-by-step way.

Besides that, the AgileLeanLife productivity track also offers a collection of other productivity tips and tricks, outside the scope of agile and lean life.

Kanban – Visualize your workflow

The importance of visual elements Let’s start with the importance of visual elements in our lives. People are visual beings. There is more information for our brain to capture in a one single picture than on dozens of pages of text; in addition we can process pictures much faster than words. Brain neurons for our visual perception account for 30 % of brain’s grey matter, compared to only 8 % for hearing neurons and 3 % for touch comprehension. In reality, our brains find it quite complicated to read a text. They first have to decode it letter by letter,

Remove all waste from your life

It’s time to get very dirty. Let’s talk about waste – the groundwork we have to lay and understand if we want to start living an abundant agile and lean life. We all intuitively know very well that waste is not something good, neither in business nor in our personal lives. We can define waste very simply: as something unwanted, poor or bad, something that doesn’t bring anything good, usually appearing after a specific process has been completed. In slang, a waste is also a person who has done nothing with their life, ironically more or less due to being