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Concise and illuminating,
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This review is from: Getting Started with Kanban (Kindle Edition)
Having developed a recent interest in topics such as agile, lean, and, generally speaking, practices that can improve development processes and increase quality, I saw Kanban mentioned. I had first learned of Kanban while in Japan visiting a manufacturer. Though, at the time, I was unaware that Kanban is a sufficiently generic process improvement methodology that it could be applied to software development projects. Wanting to learn more, but not wanting to spend the time or money on a lengthy tome on the subject, I serendipitously came across Paul Klipp's Getting Started with Kanban. Being a measly dollar and less than 100 pages, it fit the bill perfectly. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the Kanban process by briefly describing theory, and then quickly followed by practical examples, including diagrams and screenshots. The book had me highlighting portion after portion with questions and notes to delve further into Kanban.
Of particular interest was the addendum to the book, "Personal Kanban - my approach". This section of the book resonated with me, as it mirrors my having to juggle many disparate projects and tasks simultaneously. Paul details his approach that has allowed him to achieve order from chaos. Without question, I will be returning to this section.
My only real criticism of the book is that some of the screenshots are quite small, making it a bit difficult to determine what's going on in the images.