I’ve been wondering what we could learn if we tracked the reasons why we make certain decisions. We could use a Kanban board to do this like so:
The notes above each border between the columns are where we would track the reasons why we decided to pull each card from the previous column.
22nd June 2013
I have cleared off my Personal Kanban board at work over a week ago and have not yet decided how to use it to track decisions.
Just realised that there might be some value in tracking why I am not making decisions. In this case, I cannot think of where to start, what to track and how to track it.
Paradoxically I can now use the board to track why I am putting off decisions and by putting up the one that I do not know where to start, I will actually be starting.
28th July 2013
I have been studying decisions in the last couple of weeks and I have noticed that decisions appear to ‘pull’ data into them. We can write the decision we are trying to make on the top of a card and the data items that we think we need as a list underneath. It is possible to make the decision with partial data – sometimes even one piece is enough.
So how’s this going? Anything to report? I love the idea of tracking the “whys” of decisions (“why did we do that?” “I don’t remember”).
Good questions – I have not tried it out yet.
It’s about time I pulled down my Personal Kanban board and rebuilt it again.
Can make a note now that the reason I am making the decision to rebuild the board is because you asked – thank you Ted.