Life-Hacking and Personal Time Management for the Rest of Us

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B302/303


Almost all the books and articles out there about taking Agile methods into your personal life seem geared to people who have control over their schedules. What about those of us who have childcare, eldercare, or other incompressible schedule demands?


I feel that a lot of personal-productivity books are written from a position of enormous privilege, and the authors assume that their readers have situations just like theirs. Not all of us are as concerned about maximizing productivity as we are about the fact that we have 10 pounds of work and a 5 pound sack of time. Work is not just what we get paid for, but what we agree to perform or need to perform because of the roles we are in.

Let’s talk together about how Agile and other productivity/planning/project management tools can help us. Kanban for your laundry? Minimum viable product for dinner? What would you volunteer for if you weren’t afraid to fail?


productivity, life-hacking, agile, kanban, feminism, second shift, uncompensated work

Speaking experience

I have spoken at OSBridge and Write the Docs, and on many different group panels.