Practical Kanban

Practical Kanban : From Team Focus to Creating Value

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The Kanban board is constructed, the swim lanes are drawn and the blockade stickers are positioned. Now what? Kanban is not able to reach its full potential in many companies. Often, the meaning behind the individual practices, such as WIP limits, is not correctly understood. All hope is placed in a method instead of actions. Kanban helps uncover the weak points in a work system, and as a result, reveals how to better generate value for the customer. This book can help in tweaking an existing Kanban system, as well as expand your own repertoire of solutions. Klaus Leopold describes in detail the principles and functionality of Kanban, which are not always intuitive. He discusses typical problems that he has observed in his work with real-world Kanban systems. Klaus illustrates the possibilities that exist when the entire value creation chain of a company is taken into account and how tools such as Cost of Delay and forecasting can become strategic aids. Thus, it should become clear that Kanban is not a team method, but rather a method for improvement that considers the entire value creation chain of a company.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 472g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 3903205001
  • 9783903205000
  • 560,076

About Klaus Leopold

Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the book "Practical Kanban" (www.practicalkanban.com) and co-author of the book "Kanban Change Leadership." Klaus is one of the first Lean Kanban trainers and coaches worldwide. He was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for "outstanding achievement and leadership" within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizational agility beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus speaks regularly at renowned Lean and Kanban conferences worldwide. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.
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