Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action
  • Author : Joakim Sunden,Marcus Hammarberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2014-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781638353119

Kanban in Action Book Review:

Summary 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 Team Kanbaneros gets startedPART 2 UNDERSTANDING KANBAN Kanban principles Visualizing your work Work items Work in process Limiting work in process Managing flow PART 3 ADVANCED KANBAN Classes of service Planning and estimating Process improvement Using metrics to guide improvements Kanban pitfalls Teaching kanban through games

Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action
  • Author : Marcus Sundén
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : OCLC:1112546595

Kanban in Action Book Review:

Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on 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. 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.

Kanban in 30 Days

Kanban in 30 Days
  • Author : Tomas Björkholm,Jannika Björkholm
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 106
  • Relase : 2015-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781783000913

Kanban in 30 Days Book Review:

Kanban is a simple and elegant Agile framework that helps to control and improve development processes. Originating in traditional 20th century manufacturing in Japan, Kanban has a renewed relevance today, being a crucial methodology in the world of software development. This book explores the key features of Kanban, and demonstrates how to put it into practice through exercises that will help you make the most of this unique approach to managing collaboration and production. Designed as a 30 day action plan, this book will help you understand and implement Kanban – and start seeing results – in a month. Analyze your current situation and define your goals and wider strategic aims, and begin developing a plan to help you and your team confidently work towards achieving them. Involve your team to drive cultural change, learn how to prioritize and organize tasks and projects to efficiently use your time and resources. Create your own value stream map to better understand your processes and identify improvement areas, and adapt and use the features tips and examples to overcome challenges you may face when implementing Kanban. Pick up this book and experience the full results of this vital Agile methodology – fast.

Kanban

Kanban
  • Author : David J. Anderson
  • Publisher : Blue Hole Press
  • Pages : 261
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780984521401

Kanban Book Review:

"Kanban is becoming a popular way to visualize and limit work-in-progress in software development and information technology work. Teams around the world are adding Kanban around their existing processes to catalyze cultural change and deliver better business agility. David J. Anderson pioneered the Kanban Method. Hear how this happened and what you can do to succeed using Kanban."--Publisher's website.

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation
  • Author : Andrew Thu Pham,David Khoi Pham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2017-07-27
  • ISBN : 9781466557499

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation Book Review:

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders explains how to increase IT delivery capabilities through the use of Agile and Kanban. Factoring in constant change, communication, a sense of urgency, clear and measurable goals, political realities, and infrastructure needs, it cove

Essential Kanban Condensed

Essential Kanban Condensed
  • Author : David J. Anderson,Andy Carmichael
  • Publisher : Lean-Kanban University
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 2015-11-15
  • ISBN : 0984521429

Essential Kanban Condensed Book Review:

Kanban is a method of organizing and managing professional services work. It uses Lean concepts such as limiting work in progress to improve results. A Kanban system is a means of balancing the demand for work to be done with the available capacity to start new work. This book provides a distillation of Kanban: the "essence" of what it is and how it can be used. This brief overview introduces all the principal concepts and guidelines in Kanban and points you to where you can find out more. Essential Kanban Condensed is a great resource to get started or continue exploring ideas for evolutionary change and improvement in business agility.

Real-World Kanban

Real-World Kanban
  • Author : Mattias Skarin
  • Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Pages : 138
  • Relase : 2015-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781680504507

Real-World Kanban Book Review:

Your team is stressed; priorities are unclear. You're not sure what your teammates are working on, and management isn't helping. If your team is struggling with any of these symptoms, these four case studies will guide you to project success. See how Kanban was used to significantly improve time to market and to create a shared focus across marketing, IT, and operations. Each case study comes with illustrations of the Kanban board and diagrams and graphs to help you see behind the scenes. Learn a Lean approach by seeing how Kanban made a difference in four real-world situations. You'll explore how four different teams used Kanban to make paradigm-changing improvements in software development. These teams were struggling with overwork, unclear priorities, and lack of direction. As you discover what worked for them, you'll understand how to make significant changes in real situations. The four case studies in this book explain how to: Improve the full value chain by using Enterprise Kanban Boost engagement, teamwork, and flow in change management and operations Save a derailing project with Kanban Help an office team outside IT keep up with growth using Kanban What seems easy in theory can become tangled in practice. Discover why "improving IT" can make you miss your biggest improvement opportunities, and why you should focus on fixing quality and front-end operations before IT. Discover how to keep long-term focus and improve across department borders while dealing with everyday challenges. Find out what happened when using Kanban to find better ways to do work in a well-established company, including running multi-team development without a project office. You'll inspire your team and engage management to make it easier to develop better products. What You Need: This is a case study book, so there are no software requirements. The book covers the relevant bits of theory before presenting the case studies.

Design and Analysis of Robust Kanban System in an Uncertain Environment

Design and Analysis of Robust Kanban System in an Uncertain Environment
  • Author : Li, Zhe
  • Publisher : KIT Scientific Publishing
  • Pages : 273
  • Relase : 2013-11-19
  • ISBN : 9783731501176

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Agile Project Management with Kanban

Agile Project Management with Kanban
  • Author : Eric Brechner
  • Publisher : Microsoft Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2015-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780735698994

Agile Project Management with Kanban Book Review:

Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal: Agile Project Management with Kanban. Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft. Now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of this book as “Kanban in a box”: open it, read the quickstart guide, and you’re up and running fast. As you gain experience, Brechner reveals powerful techniques for right-sizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. For every step of your journey, you’ll find pragmatic advice, useful checklists, and actionable lessons. This truly is “Kanban in a box”: all you need to deliver breakthrough value and quality. Use Kanban techniques to: Start delivering continuous value with your current team and project Master five quick steps for completing work backlogs Plan and staff new projects more effectively Minimize work in progress and quickly adjust to change Eliminate artificial meetings and prolonged stabilization Improve and enhance customer engagement Visualize workflow and fix revealed bottlenecks Drive quality upstream Integrate Kanban into large projects Optimize sustained engineering (contributed by James Waletzky) Expand Kanban beyond software development

Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities

Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities
  • Author : Kevin Crowston,Imed Hammouda,Björn Lundell,Gregorio Robles,Jonas Gamalielsson,Juho Lindman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2016-05-16
  • ISBN : 9783319392257

Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2016, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in May/June 2016. The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to free, libre, and open source software, including: organizational aspects of communities; organizational adoption; participation of women; software maintenance and evolution; open standards and open data; collaboration; hybrid communities; code reviews; and certification.

Leading Beyond Lean

Leading Beyond Lean
  • Author : Petter Østbø,Robin Cattermole,Mark Wetherill
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2016-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781349949489

Leading Beyond Lean Book Review:

Three practicing managers with years of experience improving production facilities around the world explain why lean methodology on its own often fails to deliver productivity gains and how a holistic package incorporating safety, employee development, business planning, capital spending, performance management, quality and lean work can together to deliver results. Improving productivity is the holy grail of every site manager. But while three decades of initiatives from Kaizen through TQM to Lean/Six Sigma have all had an impact, the fact remains that a few companies outperform the others. This is often because individual change initiatives address only one aspect of a much more complex problem. What is needed is a holistic productivity system that addresses every aspect of production. To implement a productivity system in practice, you need more than TQM, more that Lean. Based on their experience managing and improving production facilities around the world the authors show how there are seven key elements that combine to create a sustainable productivity system. Leading Beyond Lean explains how these seven elements work together, and how you can set up your own bespoke productivity system, like they did. As practising managers Østbø, Wetherill and Cattermole have used these techniques and procedures to deliver improvements in both in safety and productivity. Helping their sites to become more economically viable, evolving from "problem sites" with uncertain futures into vibrant sites that attract reinvestment and growth. They become cleaner, safer and better organised, and therefore more attractive places to work in. This book will help any company, any site manager, and any production director understand what is needed to set up a lasting productivity system, not in theory, but in practice – and to deliver outstanding results.

Scrum in Action

Scrum in Action
  • Author : Andrew Pham,Phuong Van Pham
  • Publisher : Course Technology
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2011-01
  • ISBN : 143545913X

Scrum in Action Book Review:

SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, 1E is a practical how-to guide for software project teams, beginning and intermediate, on how to successfully deploy an Agile software framework with Scrum. It is clearly and concisely written and is the first practical guide with real world situations written by corporate practitioners. This book describes many good project management techniques on how to get the most from project teams and bridges the gaps between many Scrum and project management books by addressing how to communicate with executives using financial terms, how to use an objective estimation technique, and where software architecture fits into Scrum. Included in this book are the theoretical aspects, as well as the human and practical aspects, of using this software and answered are the questions which might face a project team starting the agile transformation. SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, 1E is a must read for those who want to improve the current way of doing things and is a good reference book for all in IT.

Agile Conversations

Agile Conversations
  • Author : Douglas Squirrel,Jeffrey Fredrick
  • Publisher : IT Revolution
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781942788669

Agile Conversations Book Review:

A successful digital transformation must start with a conversational transformation. Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: transforming their culture and the way people communicate. Agile Conversations brings a practical, step-by-step guide to using the human power of conversation to build effective, high-performing teams to achieve truly Agile results. Consultants Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick show readers how to utilize the Five Conversations to help teams build trust, alleviate fear, answer the “whys,” define commitments, and hold everyone accountable.These five conversations give teams everything they need to reach peak performance, and they are exactly what’s missing from too many teams today. Stop focusing on processes and practices that leave your organization stuck with culture-less rituals. Instead, unleash the unique human power of conversation.

Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban
  • Author : Jim Benson,Tonianne DeMaria Barry
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 1453802266

Personal Kanban Book Review:

"Productivity books focus on doing more. Jim and Tonianne want you to focus on doing better....Personal Kanban takes the same Lean principles from manufacturing that led the Japanese auto industry to become a global leader in quality, and applies them to individual and team work. Personal Kanban asks only that we visualize our work, and limit our work-in-progress."--Back cover.

Banking on Kanban

Banking on Kanban
  • Author : Josette Russell
  • Publisher : Dynamic Kanban, Inc.
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2016-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780997494112

Banking on Kanban Book Review:

Frustrated at watching countless manufacturers implement kanban incorrectly or incompletely, then get lackluster results and conclude “kanban doesn’t work,” Russell set out to provide the definitive guide for getting the most out of a company’s investment in kanban. Many manufacturing, distribution, retail, and healthcare sites that deal with material as an integral part of their business have a goal to reduce inventory by 20% or more. Yet they have no idea how to accomplish that. Some are nervous about the consequences for customer delivery if they randomly reduce on-hand balances, while others are so mired in their “just-in-case” inventory mentality that they simply can’t picture their operation without huge piles of inventory. One of the best tools for managing inventory is kanban, a key element of the Lean toolbox or the Toyota Production System. While the concept of kanban is easy to grasp, to master kanban and reap the greatest bottom-line benefit takes an intimate understanding of the math behind the method. A few highlights of this comprehensive reference … • In-depth explanation of a kanban replenishment system • Formulas for even the most complex kanban scenarios • How to use safety stock to address supply/demand fluctuations • How to design, calculate, and monitor an effective kanban system • Dozens of chapter-end tutorials to ensure full comprehension and successful deployment Whether you’re a manufacturing manager trying to balance delivery and inventory performance, a university or training firm seeking a definitive resource on the subject, or a Lean or Operations/Manufacturing consultant seeking a go-to reference, Banking on Kanban delivers!

The Scrumban [R]Evolution

The Scrumban [R]Evolution
  • Author : Ajay Reddy
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2015-06-29
  • ISBN : 9780134077628

The Scrumban [R]Evolution Book Review:

Create Thriving, High-Performing Teams and Organizations with Scrumban Scrumban allows you to use Kanban as a catalyst for increasingly valuable changes to your existing software development processes, amplifying and expanding upon Scrum’s benefits. Now, there’s a definitive guide to Scrumban that explains what it is (and isn’t), how and why it works, and how to use it to improve both team and organizational performance. Comprehensive, coherent, and practical, The Scrumban [R]Evolution will help you incrementally apply proven Lean/Agile principles to get what matters most: pragmatic, bottom-line results. Pioneering Scrumban coach Ajay Reddy clarifies Scrumban’s core concepts and principles, and illuminates their application through real-life examples. He takes you from the absolute basics through sustainable adoption, and from choosing metrics to advanced forecasting and adaptive management. Whatever your role in the organization, this essential guide liberates you to tailor Kanban systems based on your unique challenges–and to solve delivery problems and improvement stagnation you haven’t been able to solve with Scrum alone. Discover how Scrumban can help you reignite stalled Agile initiatives Clarify crucial relationships between purpose, values, and performance Quickly develop shared understanding in and across teams Use Scrumban to better manage Product Owner/Customer expectations Improve the rollout of Scrum in any team using Scrumban Use Scrumban and let real improvements spread with least resistance Use the right metrics to gain insight, track progress, and improve forecasting Take advantage of Scrumban’s advanced capabilities as you gain experience Develop leaders to successfully guide your Agile initiatives Integrate modeling to reliably refine your forecasting and decision-making

Tribal Unity (paperback)

Tribal Unity (paperback)
  • Author : Em Campbell-Pretty
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9781365359606

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Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability
  • Author : Daniel S. Vacanti
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2015-03-04
  • ISBN : 098643633X

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability Book Review:

"When will it be done?" That is probably the first question your customers ask you once you start working on something for them. Think about how many times you have been asked that question. How many times have you ever actually been right? We can debate all we want whether this is a fair question to ask given the tremendous amount of uncertainty in knowledge work, but the truth of the matter is that our customers are going to inquire about completion time whether we like it or not. Which means we need to come up with an accurate way to answer them. The problem is that the forecasting tools that we currently utilize have made us ill-equipped to provide accurate answers to reasonable customer questions. Until now. Topics Include Why managing for flow is the best strategy for predictability-including an introduction to Little's Law and its implications for flow. A definition of the basic metrics of flow and how to properly visualize those metrics in analytics like Cumulative Flow Diagrams and Scatterplots. Why your process policies are the potentially the biggest reason that you are unpredictable.

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment
  • Author : Robert A. Davis
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2015-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781119220404

Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment Book Review:

Remove built-in supply chain weak points to more effectively balance supply and demand Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment shows how companies can support supply chain metrics and business initiatives by removing the weak points built into their inventory systems. Beginning with a thorough examination of Just in Time, Efficient Consumer Response, and Collaborative Forecasting, Planning, and Replenishment, this book walks you through the mathematical shortcuts set up in your management system that prevent you from attaining supply chain excellence. This expanded second edition includes new coverage of inventory performance, business verticals, business initiatives, and metrics, alongside case studies that illustrate how optimized inventory and replenishment delivers results across retail, high-tech, men's clothing, and food sectors. Inventory optimization allows you to avoid out-of-stock situations without impacting the bottom line with excessive inventory maintenance. By keeping just the right amount of inventory on hand, your company is better able to meet demand without sacrificing the cost-effectiveness of other supply chain strategies. The trick, however, is determining "just the right amount"—and this book provides the background and practical guidance you need to do just that. Examine the major supply chain strategies of the last 30 years Remove the shortcuts that prohibit supply chain excellence Optimize your supply/demand balance in any vertical Overcome systemic weaknesses to strengthen the bottom line Inventory optimization is benefitting companies around the world, as exemplified here by case studies involving Matas, PWT, Wistron, and Amway. When inefficiencies are built into the system, it's only smart business to identify and remove them—and implement a new streamlined process that runs like a well-oiled machine. Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment is an essential resource for exceptional supply chain management.

TRIZ – The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

TRIZ – The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
  • Author : Denis Cavallucci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 9783319565934

TRIZ – The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Book Review:

The work presented here is generally intended for engineers, educators at all levels, industrialists, managers, researchers and political representatives. Offering a snapshot of various types of research conducted within the field of TRIZ in France, it represents a unique resource. ​It has been two decades since the TRIZ theory originating in Russia spread across the world. Every continent adopted it in a different manner – sometimes by glorifying its potential and its perspectives (the American way); sometimes by viewing it with mistrust and suspicion (the European way); and sometimes by adopting it as-is, without questioning it further (the Asian way). However, none of these models of adoption truly succeeded. Today, an assessment of TRIZ practices in education, industry and research is necessary. TRIZ has expanded to many different scientific disciplines and has allowed young researchers to reexamine the state of research in their field. To this end, a call was sent out to all known francophone research laboratories producing regular research about TRIZ. Eleven of them agreed to send one or more of their postdoctoral researchers to present their work during a seminar, regardless of the maturity or completeness of their efforts. It was followed by this book project, presenting one chapter for every current thesis in order to reveal the breadth, the richness and the perspectives that research about the TRIZ theory could offer our society. The topics dealt with e.g. the development of new methods inspired by TRIZ, educational practices, and measuring team impact.