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Our team shares Outlook calendars as a step to visual planning (using month view) and reminders for a couple of projects. Are there more visual widely available (and OK with corporate IT) tools that you recommend?

I mentioned during the webinar that our team makes use of a (free) app called Trello. This is an electronic Kanban Board that we use to keep a visual as well as communicate to each other on projects. It has the ability to keep documents, conversations, checklists together in one spot which is invaluable. It has a foreign name, but it’s really just “Ideas,” “To Dos,” “Doing” and “Done.” Outlook might be enough for you but check out Trello because they’ve got a helpful tour and it’s easy to understand.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.