Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban

by Henrik Kniberg

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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.

 

Reader quotes:

"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