FANTASTIC! I know it's going to make a big dent in the world of software development. It's easily the most important book I have seen in the past year!
-Mary Poppendieck, Author of Lean Software Development Series
I read the whole thing end to end. In a word, FANTASTIC! Grounded, real, funny,
easy to read, smooth flow, good balance between theory and practice.
-Kent Beck, creator of Extreme Programming and Test-driven Development
Awesome. Kudos to you for documenting the everyday sort of decision making that has to happen for a big project to be successful. I hope it becomes a benchmark against which many more projects are judged.
-Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, pioneer of Agile software development
"FANTASTIC! I know it’s going to make a big dent in the world of software development. It’s easily the most important book I have seen in the past year!"
—Mary Poppendieck, Author of the "Lean Software Development" series
"I could not stop reading “Lean from the Trenches.” This book shows me that a big project can be run in a lean and agile way. For people in the trenches of large enterprises, stories like this make a huge difference."
—Yves Hanoulle, Change Artist at PairCoaching.net
"An excellent peek into a pragmatic application of the best of the agile processes in a real-world scenario. If you ever wondered “Am I doing it right?” then this book may just provide you with the answer. Every technical team lead interested in seeing how an agile process actually works should buy this now!"
—Colin Yates, Principle Engineer, QFI Consulting LLP, UK
From the Back Cover
You know the Agile and Lean development buzzwords, you've read the books. But when systems need a serious overhaul, you need to see how it works in real life, with real situations and people. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Every key point is illustrated with a photo or diagram, and anecdotes bring you inside the project as you discover why and how one organization modernized its workplace in record time.