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Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban


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You know the Agile and Lean development buzzwords, you've read the books. But when systems need a serious overhaul, you need to see how it works in real life, with real situations and people. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Every key point is illustrated with a photo or diagram, and anecdotes bring you inside the project as you discover why and how one organization modernized its workplace in record time.

Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice.

Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban in a 60-person project. From start to finish, you'll see how to deliver a successful product using Lean principles.

We start with an organization in desperate need of a new way of doing things and finish with a group of sixty, all working in sync to develop a scalable, complex system. You'll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily "cocktail party," version control, bug tracking, and release. In this honest look at what works--and what doesn't--you'll find out how to:

  • Make quality everyone's business, not just the testers.
  • Keep everyone moving in the same direction without micromanagement.
  • Use simple and powerful metrics to aid in planning and process improvement.
  • Balance between low-level feature focus and high-level system focus.

You'll be ready to jump into the trenches and streamline your own development process.

Book News Annotation:

Kniberg (coach and consultant, Crisp, Sweden) takes readers from start to finish on how to deliver successful products using Lean principles and the Kanban production scheduling system, all from the perspective of a project in progress. Subjects include team structure, the project and Kanban boards, system testing, process improvement, version control, Agile and Lean in a nutshell, reducing the test automation backlog, cause-effect diagrams, and pitfalls. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Henrik Kniberg is a coach and consultant at Crisp. Henrik's background is a mix of development and management, and his passion is applying Lean and Agile principles to help debug, optimize, and refactor companies. Henrik is the author of Scrum and XP from the Trenches and Kanban & Scrum, making the most of both and a popular keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. Henrik lives in Stockholm with his wife and four kids, and in his "spare time" plays bass and keyboard with two local bands.

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Kniberg, Henrik
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