What you can learn from ‘Kanban’ by David Anderson (2010, 240 pages)
The kanban board (above) could often be found in many start-ups and incubators. Now kanban boards are becoming more and more common in medium and large companies. Why are more and more companies adopting kanban methodologies, and is there more to Kanban than kanban boards?
Dave Anderson’s book ‘Kanban’ answers all these questions and more. The main argument of the book is that Kanban (capital ‘K’) is much wider than ‘kanban boards’. With Kanban, you improve quality and delivery by reducing Work In Progress (WIP) and ensuring that work is pulled through the system rather than pushed.
This book is not for the faint-hearted. It is technical (but not overly so) and while it claims to be applicable outside software delivery, the advice (of which there is much) focuses on software. Read this book if you are already familiar with Agile, and want to delve into the next level of detail.
Link to Amazon – Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
I was very enthusiastic about this book when I first stared to learn about kanban. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to read the book as it’s just so hard to get through and that this is a shame, as the concept of kanban isn’t that difficult, not really. In the end I read summaries of best kanban resources here: http://kanbantool.com/kanban-library/introduction – it’s a good alternative source of information and examples of Kanban, why bother with an difficult read like this one..
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Thank you Carl. I agree that it is tough going. Thanks for the link, very helpful.
Thanks Carl, good resource.
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