Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action

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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.


Down-to-earth introduction to Kanban

Practical advice for making workflow faster

Real-world case studies of Kanban at work


This book is written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required.


Kanban is an agile software development method for continuous collaborative improvement based on the lean principles of visualizing work, limiting the amount of work in process, and managing the flow of work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 185 x 235 x 20mm | 615g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures
  • 1617291056
  • 9781617291050
  • 216,436

About Marcus Hammarberg


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
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