We're still in the tools department. And this is one of my big passions: STICKY NOTES.
I know it sounds crazy to claim that I love sticky notes - but I just do!
And here you have 5 reasons why:
Sticky notes are so easy to use. All you need is a pad of notes, something to write with, and somewhere to stick them. E.A.S.Y.
Sticky notes are super versatile. Move them around. Cluster. Move apart. remove. Ad new. The possibilities are many. They are easy to change. And all along the way you keep the big overview of the process.
And that's also reason number 3
They are amazing for creating an overview.
I always start any process - ANY - with a braindump. I get everything I can think of in connection to the process, down on sticky notes - one thing per note - and then I can see what I have.
And when I'm working with a group, it's the same. Get everything we know, as a collective, on sticky notes, and get a shared overview. You can see...
Welcome to Tip #1 in my series: 52 tips from The Visual Project Manager.
These tips are focused on all the things that can help you become a Visual Project Manager.
Maybe you know this already:
You should NEVER compromise on equipment.
And the best equipment is the equipment that you use. It doesn't matter what others think or what something cost. If you don't use it, it's worthless.
My main tool: Markers!
When I work with visualising, whether it's visually recording a speech at a conference or a report out at a workshop, or if I'm visually facilitating a group, I'm dependent on my markers performance.
They are my main tool, and they have to do a good job EVERY time.
In my opinion, there's no better marker, than the markers produced and sold by the German company Neuland.
Here are my reasons for using these markers: