|Kanban in Action
Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén
MEAP Began: March 2013
Softbound print: December 2013 (est.) | 275 pages
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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources
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PART I : LEARNING KANBAN
1 Team Kanbaneros get started - FREE
PART II : UNDERSTANDING KANBAN
2 Kanban principles - AVAILABLE
3 Visualizing your work - AVAILABLE
4 Work items - AVAILABLE
5 Work in process - AVAILABLE
6 Limiting work in process - AVAILABLE
7 Managing Flow - AVAILABLE
PART III : KANBAN AND FRIENDS
8 Classes of service - AVAILABLE
9 Planning and estimating - AVAILABLE
10 Process improvement - AVAILABLE
11 Using metrics to guide improvements - AVAILABLE
PART IV: SPREADING KANBAN
12 Kanban pitfalls - AVAILABLE
13 Teaching Kanban through games - AVAILABLE
A Recommended Reading and Other Resources - AVAILABLE
B Kanban Tools - AVAILABLE
Do you have more work that needs to be done than you have time to do it? Do you suffer from interruptions and context switching? Would your work benefit from faster feedback and shorter lead times? Are you challenged to find time and guidance for improving your way of working? If you answered yes to any of these questions, kanban is for you!
Kanban is an emerging second generation agile method inspired by five decades of process excellence in the Japanese auto manufacturing industry, also known as lean thinking. Kanban leverages visual management techniques to involve stakeholders and to facilitate understanding of how the work works. Through limiting the amount of work in process, and by focusing on finishing that work as soon as possible, kanban helps you to adjust demand to capacity, to reduce lead times and to create a driver for continuous improvement.
Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on the real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. In this book, you'll discover basic but powerful techniques on how to visualize and track work, how to construct a kanban board, how to visualize queues and bottlenecks, and much much more. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies to help you organize and track your work items.
- How to use kanban in real work situations
- How limiting the amount of work in process will make you finish more work faster
- Visualization techniques that help you and your stakeholders make informed decisions
- Planning and forecasting techniques commonly used in the kanban community
- Metrics and how (and when) to use them
- Case studies of successful kanban implementations
This book is written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required.
About the authors
Marcus Hammarberg is a software developer and kanban coach. He is experienced with numerous modern methodologies including BDD and TDD, Specification By Example, Scrum, and XP. Joakim Sundén has been a kanban practitioner and coach since 2008. He co-founded two of the first kanban user groups in Europe and now speaks regularly at conferences worldwide
About the Early Access Version
This Early Access version of Kanban in Action enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online
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