Synopses & Reviews
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.
"FANTASTIC! I know its going to make a big dent in the world of software development. Its easily the most important book I have seen in the past year!"—Mary Poppendieck, Author of the "Lean Software Development" series
"I could not stop reading “Lean from the Trenches.” This book shows me that a big project can be run in a lean and agile way. For people in the trenches of large enterprises, stories like this make a huge difference."—Yves Hanoulle, Change Artist at PairCoaching.net
"An excellent peek into a pragmatic application of the best of the agile processes in a real-world scenario. If you ever wondered “Am I doing it right?” then this book may just provide you with the answer. Every technical team lead interested in seeing how an agile process actually works should buy this now!"—Colin Yates, Principle Engineer, QFI Consulting LLP, UK
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.