Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban Author Jim Benson
ISBN-10 1453802266
Year 2011
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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"Productivity books focus on doing more. Jim and Tonianne want you to focus on doing better....Personal Kanban takes the same Lean principles from manufacturing that led the Japanese auto industry to become a global leader in quality, and applies them to individual and team work. Personal Kanban asks only that we visualize our work, and limit our work-in-progress."--Back cover.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Author David Allen
ISBN-10 9780857979728
Year 2015-03-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Completely updated and revised. Are emails keeping you in the office late at night? Is your desk overflowing with things to read and process? Are you overwhelmed by loose ends and unfinished projects? Do you despair of finding time to concentrate on the bigger picture? This book offers powerful, practical strategies for vastly increasing your organisation, efficiency and creativity - in work and life. Personal productivity expert David Allen shows how to cut through the clutter in your mind, on your desk and on your PC to get a lot more done with a lot less effort. Empty your 'to do' list out of your head and into a fail-safe systemFeel fine about what you're not doingMaster the essential two-minute ruleThis book will transform the way you work - and the way you experience work.

A Factory of One

A Factory of One Author Daniel Markovitz
ISBN-10 9781466512214
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Most business readers have heard of the Lean principles developed for factories—a set of tools and ideas that have enabled companies to dramatically boost quality by reducing waste and errors—producing more while using less. Yet until now, few have recognized how relevant these powerful ideas are to individuals and their daily work. Every person at a desk, drafting table, workstation, or operating table must (like a factory) deal with the challenge of reducing the waste that creeps into their work. The same Lean principles that have improved efficiencies on the factory floor can be just as powerful—in fact, far more so—in helping individuals boost personal performance. Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance describes how you can foster a new mindset and improve your performance by applying Lean methods to your work. It translates powerful Lean tools such as visual management, flow, pull, 5S, and kaizen to your daily work, revealing how they can help to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and link you ever more closely to customer value. This practice will help you develop better self-awareness, more disciplined problem-solving skills, and the ability to self-correct errors. This book not only provides the tools, but also teaches you how to find the root causes underlying your inefficiencies so you can eliminate them permanently. It will enable you to immediately improve personal productivity while developing the skills needed for continuous improvement. It includes real-world examples that illustrate how these principles have been successfully applied across a range of industries. Providing the perfect mix of what-to-do with why-to-do it, the text details a step-by-step approach to applying Lean principles to your work. Listen to what Daniel Markovitz has to say about his new book, A Factory of One. Part One — Part Two View the book's website at www.afactoryofone.com. View the author’s website at www.timebackmanagement.com.

Why Limit Wip

Why Limit Wip Author Jim Benson
ISBN-10 0989081230
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher
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Personal Kanban transformed how we think about our own personal productivity. Why Limit Your WIP will transform how organizations and teams think about and manage their work. The tale in this book will hurt, because you'll have undoubtedly lived with the consequences of people being stretched too thin, work constantly blocked or in queue, projects chronically late, and people getting burned out... Gene Kim author of The Phoenix Project from the Foreword We are distracted. We are overburdened. We are unfocused. Our work suffers for this. Our companies suffer for this. We snatch failure from the jaws of success. Limiting WIP is the breakthrough strategy for starting less and completing more. Written by Jim Benson, author of the Shingo Research Award winning Personal Kanban, urban planner, software developer, and business owner who has planned and built everything from small software projects, to houses, to urban freeway systems, Why Limit WP is told by someone who has watched many projects be born, run into problems, and ultimately fail due to overburden. This short work is the third in the Modus Cooperandi MemeMachine series-which looks specifically at underlying issues that directly impact the success of teams, companies, and individuals. The MemeMachine series is meant to start conversations and advance discussion.

Getting Results the Agile Way

Getting Results the Agile Way Author J. D. Meier
ISBN-10 9780984548200
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Innovation Playhouse LLC
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Meier introduces a systematic way to achieve both short- and long-term results in all aspects of life from work to fun. Agile Results is a time-tested system that the author has honed through his years at Microsoft, learning from some of the best minds, leading virtual teams, and mentoring people around the world.

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project Author Gene Kim
ISBN-10 9780988262584
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher IT Revolution
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Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow, streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

Kanban

Kanban Author David J. Anderson
ISBN-10 9780984521401
Year 2010
Pages 261
Language en
Publisher Blue Hole Press
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"Kanban is becoming a popular way to visualize and limit work-in-progress in software development and information technology work. Teams around the world are adding Kanban around their existing processes to catalyze cultural change and deliver better business agility. David J. Anderson pioneered the Kanban Method. Hear how this happened and what you can do to succeed using Kanban."--Publisher's website.

Agile Project Management with Kanban

Agile Project Management with Kanban Author Eric Brechner
ISBN-10 9780735698994
Year 2015-02-25
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Microsoft Press
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Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal: Agile Project Management with Kanban. Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft. Now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of this book as “Kanban in a box”: open it, read the quickstart guide, and you’re up and running fast. As you gain experience, Brechner reveals powerful techniques for right-sizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. For every step of your journey, you’ll find pragmatic advice, useful checklists, and actionable lessons. This truly is “Kanban in a box”: all you need to deliver breakthrough value and quality. Use Kanban techniques to: Start delivering continuous value with your current team and project Master five quick steps for completing work backlogs Plan and staff new projects more effectively Minimize work in progress and quickly adjust to change Eliminate artificial meetings and prolonged stabilization Improve and enhance customer engagement Visualize workflow and fix revealed bottlenecks Drive quality upstream Integrate Kanban into large projects Optimize sustained engineering (contributed by James Waletzky) Expand Kanban beyond software development

Kanban in 30 Days

Kanban in 30 Days Author Tomas Björkholm
ISBN-10 9781783000913
Year 2015-07-03
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Kanban is a simple and elegant Agile framework that helps to control and improve development processes. Originating in traditional 20th century manufacturing in Japan, Kanban has a renewed relevance today, being a crucial methodology in the world of software development. This book explores the key features of Kanban, and demonstrates how to put it into practice through exercises that will help you make the most of this unique approach to managing collaboration and production. Designed as a 30 day action plan, this book will help you understand and implement Kanban – and start seeing results – in a month. Analyze your current situation and define your goals and wider strategic aims, and begin developing a plan to help you and your team confidently work towards achieving them. Involve your team to drive cultural change, learn how to prioritize and organize tasks and projects to efficiently use your time and resources. Create your own value stream map to better understand your processes and identify improvement areas, and adapt and use the features tips and examples to overcome challenges you may face when implementing Kanban. Pick up this book and experience the full results of this vital Agile methodology – fast.

Why Plans Fail

Why Plans Fail Author James Benson
ISBN-10 0989081222
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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Business runs on decisions. Business relies on estimates, plans, and projections - and we all know how accurate they tend to be. Careers are made, careers are broken based on perceived accuracy in estimation and planning. But what if the successes and failures of these projects were not based on the prowess of those making the plans? What if successes and failures were instead the result of a more complex set of events? What if our own cognitive biases - our own brains - were creating our inaccuracies, our poor assumptions, and our unreasonable expectations? Why Plans Fail directly addresses our ability to plan, to forecast, and to make decisions. Written by Jim Benson, author of the Shingo Research Award-winning Personal Kanban, urban planner, software developer, and business owner who has planned and built everything from small software projects, to houses, to urban freeway systems, Why Plans Fail is told by someone with much skin in the estimation and planning game. This short work is the first in the Modus Cooperandi MemeMachine series - which looks specifically at underlying issues that directly impact the success of teams, companies, and individuals. The Mememachine series is meant to start conversations and advance discussion.

Real World Kanban

Real World Kanban Author Mattias Skarin
ISBN-10 1680500775
Year 2015-07-03
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher
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Your team is stressed; priorities are unclear. You're not sure what your teammates are working on, and management isn't helping. If your team is struggling with any of these symptoms, these four case studies will guide you to project success. See how Kanban was used to significantly improve time to market and to create a shared focus across marketing, IT, and operations. Each case study comes with illustrations of the Kanban board and diagrams and graphs to help you see behind the scenes. Learn a Lean approach by seeing how Kanban made a difference in four real-world situations. You'll explore how four different teams used Kanban to make paradigm-changing improvements in software development. These teams were struggling with overwork, unclear priorities, and lack of direction. As you discover what worked for them, you'll understand how to make significant changes in real situations. The four case studies in this book explain how to: Improve the full value chain by using Enterprise Kanban Boost engagement, teamwork, and flow in change management and operations Save a derailing project with Kanban Help an office team outside IT keep up with growth using Kanban What seems easy in theory can become tangled in practice. Discover why "improving IT" can make you miss your biggest improvement opportunities, and why you should focus on fixing quality and front-end operations before IT. Discover how to keep long-term focus and improve across department borders while dealing with everyday challenges. Find out what happened when using Kanban to find better ways to do work in a well-established company, including running multi-team development without a project office. You'll inspire your team and engage management to make it easier to develop better products. What You Need: This is a case study book, so there are no software requirements. The book covers the relevant bits of theory before presenting the case studies.

Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action Author Marcus Hammarberg
ISBN-10 1617291056
Year 2013-09-28
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher Manning Publications
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Summary Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on the real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items. About the Book Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life for your team, you need kanban, a lean knowledge-management method designed to involve all team members in continuous improvement of your process. Kanban in Action is a practical introduction to kanban. Written by two kanban coaches who have taught the method to dozens of teams, the book covers techniques for planning and forecasting, establishing meaningful metrics, visualizing queues and bottlenecks, and constructing and using a kanban board. Written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. What's Inside How to focus on work in process and finish faster Examples of successful implementations How team members can make informed decisions About the Authors Marcus Hammarberg is a kanban coach and software developer with experience in BDD, TDD, Specification by Example, Scrum, and XP. Joakim Sundén is an agile coach at Spotify who cofounded the first kanban user groups in Europe. Table of Contents PART 1 LEARNING KANBAN Team Kanbaneros gets started PART 2 UNDERSTANDING KANBAN Kanban principles Visualizing your work Work items Work in process Limiting work in process Managing flow PART 3 ADVANCED KANBAN Classes of service Planning and estimating Process improvement Using metrics to guide improvements Kanban pitfalls Teaching kanban through games

The Art of Business Value

The Art of Business Value Author Mark Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781942788058
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher IT Revolution
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Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means'and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements ?tossed over the wall? by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal!Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software.This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy, and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead.