Kanban for Your Desktop
Many of you may know that I have experimented with personal kanban boards, traditional and digital. In fact, I will have another update in a few weeks.
Today, I wanted to share with you an idea I saw but have not tried. It is using the desktop screen on the computer as a kanban board.
You can save a .jpg file of a kanban board as your Desktop background. This creates a permanent background to move Post-Its around on to show your flow of work.
You can then use the Post-It program that comes on Microsoft PCs now as your kanban cards and move them around, like you would on a physical board.
If you are a person who likes to have a lot of shortcuts on your desktop, then this can present an issue, because the Post-Its will cover up your shortcuts.
Another pointer I got from a different person, was to use the color of the Post-It to signify if you have completed a weekly task for this week.
For the first week, you can have the Post-It in blue and move it across your board. When it is time for the second week, you can change the Post-It color to green and move back to the queue.
If someone has tried this or does try it, I would love to hear about it. Leave a comment below or email me through the Contact page.
On my Downloads page, you can download the .jpg file of the kanban board pictured above.