Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Xanpan: Personal reflections on Agile & Software Development” as Want to Read:
Xanpan: Personal reflections on Agile & Software Development
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Xanpan: Personal reflections on Agile & Software Development

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Xanpan is… a cross between XP and Kanban… is an example of a roll-your-own method… is distilled from Allan Kelly’s own experiences running development teams and then helping multiple teams adopt Agile working methods and practices. Xanpan draws ideas from Kanban and Lean, XP and Scrum, Product Management and Business Analysis, and many other places. Allan tells the Xanpan ...more
Kindle Edition
Published October 2013 by Leanpub
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Xanpan, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Xanpan

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-36
Average rating 3.44  · 
Rating details
 ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Xanpan: Personal reflections on Agile & Software Development
James D
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the content is useful and I like the ethos/approach and have adopted large parts of it - so in that sense a very valuable read - but I don't think it's particularly well written, and there are lots of typos.
Sebastian Gebski
Sadly, it's rather a waste of time - at least for someone who knows basics of Scrum, Kanban, XP & can add 2 to 2. Book isn't really revealing - it mixes the basics of the mentioned methods in rather obvious, unsurprising way:
* takes roles, ceremonies & cadence from Scrum
* takes WIP limit, Kanban board & smooth task flow from Kanban
* takes technical excellence practices from XP

Yawn. Nothing interesting here, move along.
It's not that the content is useless - it just feels like not much more than a
...more
Johnny
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m using Kanban for years and the combination of XP with Kanban that forms Xanpan is a great idea. Allan Kelly explains the problem around Scrum and how Xanpan solves them. The examples he uses are simple to follow and can be applied without much work. If you have many unplanned tasks or when your tasks don’t fit into a sprint then you should read this explanation of Xanpan.
André Gomes
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lot's of good advice for agile teams! I really liked the combination of good practices from different methods and the practical approach of the book. Recommended.
Nathan Smith
rated it really liked it
Nov 25, 2015
Kevin
rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2018
Marcus
rated it liked it
Nov 10, 2018
Arjay
rated it liked it
Feb 19, 2018
Subhajit Das
rated it liked it
Dec 03, 2019
Tuula
rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2015
Markus
rated it really liked it
May 27, 2018
Michael Wood
rated it it was amazing
May 01, 2019
Alex
rated it liked it
Sep 06, 2014
Arjan
rated it liked it
Feb 16, 2016
Padraig John
rated it it was ok
Aug 09, 2017
Daniel Gusev
rated it liked it
Oct 29, 2017
Ian
marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2014
Ismael
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2014
Bruno
marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2014
Israel
marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Scott
marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Roser Blasco
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2015
Senthilkumar Muniappa
is currently reading it
Jun 03, 2016
Andy
marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2016
Rolf
marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2016
Arturo
marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2017
Diego
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2015
Roser Blasco
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2015
Marcus Eaton
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2015
Nikita
marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2015
Caue Guerra
marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Denis
marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2016
Andy
is currently reading it
Sep 21, 2016
Ken-Robin Utvik
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2017
Jesse
marked it as to-read
May 22, 2017
Rob Cooper
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
7 followers
Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world, from system admin to development manager by way of programmer and product manager. Today he works helping teams adopt and deepen Agile practices, and writing far too much. He specialises in working with software product companies and aligning products and processes with company strategy.

He is the author of three books: "Xanpan - ref
...more

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our lis...
52 likes · 18 comments