Kanban in Action

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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. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items.

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Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life for your team, you need kanban, a lean knowledge-management method designed to involve all team members in continuous improvement of your process.

Kanban in Action is a practical introduction to kanban. Written by two kanban coaches who have taught the method to dozens of teams, the book covers techniques for planning and forecasting, establishing meaningful metrics, visualizing queues and bottlenecks, and constructing and using a kanban board.

Written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

  • How to focus on work in process and finish faster
  • Examples of successful implementations
  • How team members can make informed decisions

About the Authors

Marcus Hammarberg is a kanban coach and software developer with experience in BDD, TDD, Specification by Example, Scrum, and XP. Joakim Sundén is an agile coach at Spotify who cofounded the first kanban user groups in Europe.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 LEARNING KANBAN

  1. Team Kanbaneros gets started

    PART 2 UNDERSTANDING KANBAN

  2. Kanban principles
  3. Visualizing your work
  4. Work items
  5. Work in process
  6. Limiting work in process
  7. Managing flow
  8. PART 3 ADVANCED KANBAN

  9. Classes of service
  10. Planning and estimating
  11. Process improvement
  12. Using metrics to guide improvements
  13. Kanban pitfalls
  14. Teaching kanban through games

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Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life in your dev shop, you need kanban, a lean knowledgemanagement method designed to involve all team members in continuous improvement of your process.

Kanban in Action is a practical introduction to kanban. Written by two kanban coaches who have taught the method to dozens of teams, the book covers techniques for planning and forecasting, establishing meaningful metrics, visualizing queues and bottlenecks, and constructing and using a kanban board.

What's Inside
● How to focus on work in process and fi nish faster
● Examples of successful implementations
● How team members can make informed decisions

Written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required.

Marcus Hammarberg is a a kanban coach and software developer with experience in BDD, TDD, Specifi cation by Example, Scrum, and XP.
Joakim Sundén is an agile coach at Spotify who cofounded the fi rst kanban user groups in Europe. To download their free eBook in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats, owners of this book should visit manning.com/KanbaninAction

From the Inside Flap:

"Provides fantastic and patient detail."
--From the Foreword by Jim Benson, Author of Personal Kanban

"No mucking around ... gets to the heart of kanban from the first page. A must-read!"
--Craig Smith, Unbound DNA

"Many good examples clarify the theory and distill the authors' practical experience."
--Sune Lomholt, Danske Bank

"A practical way to start with kanban ... and learn the theory along the way."
--Ernesto Cárdenas Cangahuala, Avantica Technologies

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