Making Work Visible (audiobook)

Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow

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Today’s IT workers are drowning in nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout. In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.

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  • Length: 5 hours, 10 minutes

    Type: Audio Download

    ISBN 9781942788454

    Narrator: Erin Bennett

  • DESCRIPTION

    Today’s IT workers are drowning in nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout.

    In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.

    Through simple solutions that make work visible, Degrandis helps people round up the five thieves of time and take back their lives with timesaving solutions. Chock-full of exercises, takeaways, real-world examples, colorful diagrams, and an easy-going writing style, readers will quickly learn effective practices to create high-performing workflows within an organization.

    CONTENTS

    PART 1 THE 5 THIEVES OF TIME

    1.1 Too Much Work-in-Progress (WIP)
    1.2 Unknown Dependencies
    1.3 Unplanned Work
    1.4 Conflicting Priorities
    1.5 Neglected Work

    PART 2 HOW TO EXPOSE TIME THIEVES
    TO OPTIMIZE WORKFLOW

    2.1 Make Work Visible
    Exercises: Demand Analysis
    2.2 Ambush the Ring Leader
    Exercise: Exploring the Five Reasons Why We
    Take on More WIP
    2.3 Expose Dependencies
    Exercise: The “Oh, By the Way” Dependency Matrix
    2.4 Committing the Perfect Crime—Unplanned WorK
    Exercise: The Interruption Reduction Experiment
    2.5 How to Prioritize
    Exercise: Visualizing Priorities
    2.6 Preventing Negligence
    Exercise: Aging Work Visual
    2.7 Useful Board Design Examples

    PART 3 METRICS, FEEDBACK, POMP & CALIBRATION

    3.1 Your Metrics or Your Money
    3.2 The Time Thief O’Gram
    3.3 Operations Review
    3.4 The Art of the Meeting
    3.5 Beastly Practices

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