Jul 5th, 2018. 2 min read
How Lonely Planet UK manages its finances
We work as a team of four here in the finance department of the UK Lonely Planet office, a leading global travel publishing company. The team is responsible for transactional, reporting and management tasks, with some overlap across these activities. This is why we needed a dynamic organizer to help us manage our given weekly tasks and overall operations.
Each week, the template is updated to show what we want to get done, what items have been backlogged due to blockers or time constraints, and the final pulse for completed items. The team works on the provision of working at least 21 points per week, based on the activities expected to be completed at the start of the week.
Getting started tips
Add items you want to complete in a given week in the top section, assigning an estimated timeframe of units based on how long it 's expected to be completed in - "one" being one hour, and "five" being a full day. If unexpected blocks stop a certain task from being completed, add this into the backlog section with an explanation.
"adaptable, modern and agile Board"
Why we love this template
Helps team members identify where there is spare capacity, or if someone needs assistance in a given week. This template helps with communication and the sharing of responsibility
Without this template I would
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