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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.

About the Book

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

Synopsis:

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 uses visual management techniques that involve stakeholders and facilitates understanding of how the work works. It helps teams adjust demand to capacity, reduce lead times, and 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. This book covers basic but powerful techniques on how to visualize and track work, construct a kanban board, and how to visualize queues and bottlenecks, and more.

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

About the Author

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 Sunden 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617291050
Author:
Hammarberg, Marcus
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Author:
Sunden, Joakim
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Subject:
Kanban;TPS;Theory of Constraints;ToC;Toyota production system;agile;anti-patterns;bottleneck;classes of service;continuous improvement;cost of delay;eliminate waste;evolutionary change;flow;just-in-time;kaizen;lead times;lean;limit WIP;patterns;practical
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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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 uses visual management techniques that involve stakeholders and facilitates understanding of how the work works. It helps teams adjust demand to capacity, reduce lead times, and 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. This book covers basic but powerful techniques on how to visualize and track work, construct a kanban board, and how to visualize queues and bottlenecks, and more.

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

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