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Oops! I did it again!

I took on too much work. And that means long days! Does this happen to you?

Here’s an Agile Way of Working you can try.

1. Work out your available time, taking into account meetings, admin, holidays, training, coffee breaks etc. This is your capacity.

2. Now define and prioritise the work. This is your backlog.

3. Next, outline all the tasks needed to complete each piece of work and estimate how long each task will take. This is called sizing.

You’ll now be able to easily see how much work you can complete in your available time. And if any new work comes in, you can look at your capacity and have a conversation about prioritisation and agree what stays in and what comes out. 

This helps with not absorbing extra work, and focusing precious time and energy on what’s most important. 

Now I just need to eat my own dog food! 🙂 

Are you ready to take the plunge into Agile Ways of Working? 

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