Training Card: What can be done in a day?
From Agile Moves
- We often overestimate the capacity which a day can reasonably yield, and end up carrying around with us a feeling of loss for not having done enough, or being frustrated because external influences prevented us from getting to the work we had planned to do.
- When you begin to document what can be fit into your day, you’ll get a feeling for what your true daily capacity is.
- However, it’s not about how much you can absolutely cram into one day. You’re trying to find out the amount work you can manage at a pace that you’re satisfied with and can sustain for the long-term. So after doing several consecutive daily documentations, you shouldn’t show any signs of fatigue.
- It’s also useful during your daily routine to do tomatoes, in order to get a feel for how many tomatoes fit into your day. (siehe Training Card: How much fits in a tomato?)
- Of course, a normal workday includes unexpected happenings, things which don’t work out straightaway and difficulties which have to be dealt with. Be sure to plan your day with a typical- not an idealized- working day in mind.
- You can also include appointments and other activities in your daily documentation.
- Document your daily activities within a two week period on eight different days.
- Document all appointments and activities. When you do your tomatoes, indicate them separately.
- Add up your daily capacity in the evening by listing your tomatoes and your working hours separately.
- Show your documentation to your team.
- Pomodoro Technique: 
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