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Kanban from the inside

A quick overview of "Kanban from the Inside", the new definitive Kanban book published September 2014

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Kanban from the inside

  1. 1. Kanban from the Inside Mike Burrows Foreword by Luke Hohmann Blue Hole Press, September 2014 “Clear, concise, beautifully structured summary of the essentials” “…by far the most extensive and up-to-date coverage of Kanban than anything published to date” “The definitive Kanban textbook” “Everything you need to keep a Kanban initiative moving”
  2. 2. Kanban from the Inside Part I: Kanban through its Values  Organizes the principles, practices, and the author’s real-world experience of the Kanban Method by nine values: transparency, balance, collaboration, customer focus, flow, leadership, understanding, agreement, and respect  Describes the Kanban agendas - sustainability, service orientation, and survivability - summarizing the organizational impact achievable through Kanban  Introduces the Kanban Lens, a 1-slide distillation of the Kanban practitioner’s approach to creative knowledge work
  3. 3. Kanban from the Inside Part II: Models  Key bodies of knowledge and their relationships to Kanban: Systems Thinking, Theory of Constraints, Agile, TPS and Lean  Economic models: ROI, cost of delay, cost of carry, options thinking  The Kanban Method: history; principles, practices, and values; contextualized Kanban (Personal Kanban, Portfolio Kanban, Scrumban); enabling concepts and tools  Smaller models: Little's law; the Satir change model; thinking tools and coaching models – GROW, A3, Lean Change; group facilitation - the Kaner model, serious games, innovation games; models of collaborative leadership
  4. 4. Kanban from the Inside Part III: Implementation  Modeled on the Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban, aka STATIK:  Understand sources of dissatisfaction – multiple perspectives, sources of variability  Analyze demand and capability – work item types, sources and patterns of demand, performance  Model workflow – visualizing and reviewing the knowledge discover process  Discover classes of service – matching service offerings to customer expectations  Design kanban systems – visualization, controls on work-in-progress, policies  Roll out – planning and shaping, pulling change through the system
  5. 5. Kanban from the Inside Also…  An extensive glossary  Appendix: Deming's 14 Points for Management  Get in Touch – Author, partner & community links – Teaching / coaching tools  Index
  6. 6. By the same author Featureban A fun kanban simulation game Experience visual management, pull, metrics Easily customized, released under a Creative Commons license Go to The Kanban Values Exercise Explore and prioritize the nine values of the Kanban Method Also released under a Creative Commons license Go to Organize your work items 1. Choose 1 feature each, initial it, and put it in the second 2. Put the remainder in the “Ready” column Ready <State A> ( ) <State B> ( )> Complete ! Values ! ! (in no particular order) column ! ! ! ! • Transparency • Balance • Agreement • Respect • Understanding • Collaboration Copyright © 2014 David J Anderson and Associates Ltd • Flow • Leadership • Customer focus ! ! ! ! ! ! iPod dock ! ! ! Carpets ! ! ! Ejector seat ! ! ! Rear view mirror ! ! MB Steering wheel NT Flux capacitor ! ! SC Engine ! !