Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban
by Henrik Kniberg
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. You’ll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily “cocktail party,” test, cross-team synchronization, and version control. 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.
"FANTASTIC! I know it's going to make a big dent in the world of software development. It's easily the most important book I have seen in the past year!"
-Mary Poppendieck, Author of Lean Software Development Series
"I read the whole thing end to end. In a word, FANTASTIC! Grounded, real, funny,
-Kent Beck, creator of Extreme Programming and Test-driven Development
"Awesome. Kudos to you for documenting the everyday sort of decision making that has to happen for a big project to be successful. I hope it becomes a benchmark against which many more projects are judged."
-Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, pioneer of Agile software development