Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Getting Started with Kanban

by Paul Klipp
ASIN: B0058TU89G

Other than Allan Kelly’s 10 things to know about Kanban software development blog post, which is awesome, Getting Started with Kanban by Paul Klipp is the only Kanban material I have read so far. I really like these short books which seem to be coming out thick and fast at the moment. I really must get mine ready! It took me less than an hour to get through this book. I suppose it could have been presented for free as a long blog post or an article, but I’m really not bothered paying £1.54 for it. It was worth it.

I literally had no idea about Kanban other than it was a looser Agile (than something like Scrum). I enjoyed reading this book and I learnt a lot in a very short period of time. I am now comfortable with what Kanban is and how it works and I can really see the appeal. I may even have to revise my thinking that to be Agile you have to have iterations.

About half the book is dedicated to an overview of Kanban with a list of other books you should read, including Kanban by David J. Anderson which is next on my reading list, and the final half to a description of the Kanban process that Paul Klipp uses. This really helps give some context to Kanban.

If you want to learn about Kanban quickly and easily, read this book.

1 comment:

  1. I just found this now (yes, you caught me Googling myself). I'm really glad you found it helpful.