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Kanban: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Agile Project Management with Kanban

Lean Guides for Scrum, Kanban, Sprint, DSDM XP & Crystal, Book 3
Narrated by: Sam Slydell
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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Summary

Achieve optimum workflow!

Increase productivity and efficiency!

Reduce wasted time!

Kanban is not a new, fancy software system promising to bring you big results with complicated algorithms. It is not a complicated process with time-intensive meetings and costly activities. Kanban is a simple process developed in the early 1900s and re-defined in the 1950s when Toyota took notice. Since then, it has taken the world by storm, only to take a few blows to the chin when some organizations struggled to make it work. It is true; not all industries or businesses thrive using Kanban, but maybe it is not always Kanban's fault. After all, implementing a seemingly straightforward process is not always straightforward.

You have probably picked up this book because you have a problem. The problem may be small, like wanting to improve efficiency, or big, like trying to stop overspending on inventory that goes to waste. But no matter what your problem is, Kanban can offer a solution, as long as it fits with your needs and you implement it with a clear and defined strategy. That is where this book will guide you.

Dive into the basics of Kanban, learning the history and terminology of one of the oldest agile project management methods still in use today. Discover the application of its principles and practices in industries like manufacturing, software development, and healthcare, among others. Learn how to introduce Kanban to your organization and how to start it off on the "right foot". Follow the checklists to make sure your boards are "good", uncover the tips to making the most out of the Kanban tools and compare different management solutions to find the best fit for you.

Inside you will learn:

  • The current status of Kanban
  • How to utilize the Kanban process
  • Applying Kanban
©2018 Jeffrey Ries (P)2018 Jeffrey Ries

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Step-by-Step Kanban Guide

This is a new concept to me and I can't wait to use the principles set fourth in this book. My biggest take away was the board that is used to systemize the To Do's and to get things done quickly and efficiently. I will be looking into a digital board which the book talked about as well for it would be great for my field. Just as anything in life kanban is always in constant refinement

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Extraordinary book

This is an amazing resource for Kanban and effectively explains all about Kanban. Generally well written this book.Thanks to author(Jeffrey Ries)

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Extraordinary book

This book is mandatory reading for informed lean agile and Kanban professionals and a vital reference for modernizing your coaching practice.

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Good resource and Easy to follow

The book is explains the benefits of Kanban. If you want to make improvements to Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Agile Project Management. Recommended if you are getting started with Kanban. The book is an excellent resource that is presented. effectively explained.

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Guide Book!

Well organized and comprehensive. Gives a complete picture of Kanban and how to implement it.A joy to read, with every chapter being as refreshing as the first!It’s a nice quick read to refresh your memory, but you need to be familiar with Kanban already. Really good to understand the values, principles and practices!

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Very good box set.

I really liked this box set. Both books complement each other and both contain useful and useable information. I like the author's use of steps to present the information.

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Well-written

I liked the content. This is detailed and well-written. I highly recommended to anyone!
Everything written in this book makes sense, definitely a good read! I recommend this book and would read more books from this author

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This book is helpful book.

Very good book. I like this book. I want to learn more about Kanban and I am glad that I read it. I am recommended this book and thank you author.

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Learn the tips

This book is your guide to learning the in's and out's of Kanban and how you can implement it successfully into your business. helpful for beginners

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Having studied Industrial Engineering in college,

Having studied Industrial Engineering in college, I found the book to be a great refresher on many of the concepts I learned in school. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the Kanban process.

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  • tim
  • 27-11-18

This is the book to buy.

This leaves the staff out of the planning loop and thus out of a conceptual understanding of their role in achieving the goal.

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  • jonathan
  • 27-11-18

A Good book

At the time that I purchased this book, I also happened to start a new job, and decided to experiment with a product development framework known as 'Scrum', which happens to be very closely related to 'Kanban'.

Both are techniques that were created for product development teams and were a response to process heavy up-front planning known as 'waterfall development'. Without having some context of working on a product development team actually implementing Agile processes, I think a lot of readers might not get as much out of the book.

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  • dustain
  • 27-11-18

I will highly recommended!!

Seminal book on Kanban. Well organized and comprehensive. Gives a complete picture of Kanban and how to implement it.A joy to read, with every chapter being as refreshing as the first!

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  • kazim
  • 27-11-18

Great book with the basics of Kanban.

Great book with the basics of Kanban. I liked the information it provided. It provides an easy method to track and prioritize tasks.

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  • abram
  • 27-11-18

A recommended tool for project managers

This book introduced me to the Kanban system and how it is able to contribute to a business system’s efficiency. Interesting insights. Author was able to lay out a solid foundation of its basic principles through specific examples and scenarios. A recommended tool for project managers!

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  • Aaliyah
  • 27-11-18

Wow what a book!...

The book illustrates how to use kanban in the software development process. The book is an excellent resource that is presented in a manner that will allow a leader to use it as a resource over the years. This book is very helpful for anyone considering agile software development.

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  • Olivia
  • 27-11-18

Interesting book....

This great book will introduce principles that have already revolutionized the manufacturing industry. This kept my interest from beginning to end. Would love to see more from this author.

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  • Riswana
  • 27-11-18

Must listen to it.....

Through this wonderful book you can lean much new things by adopting seven Lean principles, people developing software were shown how to create a more efficient process that is optimized for their work environment.

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  • wyatt
  • 26-11-18

Such an excellent book!

This could be very well qualified as the book that shows the current state of Kanban for knowledge work. J Jeffrey Ries book on Kanban is the de-facto book to get introduced with Kanban and is the perfect complement for those who already read Jeffrey Ries book.

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  • Danny
  • 26-11-18

Incredible

Incredible book. I've done Kanban implementations for many years. This is the best book on implementing Kanban I've yet read, including the seminal work by Jeffrey Ries

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