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Kanban from the Inside takes a distinctive approach to the Kanban Method — using a system of nine values to explain what it is, to give insight into how its practitioners think, and to offer practical advice on how to apply it. Readers new to Kanban will understand why and how it works, while those with experience will appreciate its fresh perspective and the connections i ...more
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Published 2014 by Blue Hole Press
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Piotr Leszczyński
One of the most thoughtful books I've read about topics around values. And all that in the Kanbanland :)
Paul
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
What Mike has done is write three short books, each easily digested and valuable in its own right, which are tied together by the common thread of organizational values. In the first, he expands on his blog posts about the values that tie Kanban practices and principles neatly together into a single integrated whole, reminding me of the arguments for using ALL of the XP practices at a time when people were trying to pick and choose. The second "book" is a concise introduction of all of the most ...more
Brigitte
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Your're a knowledge worker? It's a must-read for you!!!
Maïkel Vandorpe
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good book that anyone who is familiar with Kanban should read to improve their Agile skills.
Daniel Assis Alfenas
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is very good with very, very good advices, checklists and reasonings. however, sometimes the books goes fastly and shallowy over topics that doesnt help the average reader to understand anything. Specially in the middle, where tha author correlates diferents methods from various aspects to Kanban itself. It seems more like a great review of literature for academic purposes, but for a public that is barely interested in that.
The final part is an outstanding guide to implement Kanban. Eve
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Toni Tassani
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-physical
Deep book on Kanban focusing practices and pricinciple about a set of values cleverly built. Contains practical recomendations for starting with teams in part III, explalining STATIK, Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban.
The part II, Models, contains helpful introductions to topics like Agile, TPS, Lean, TOC or Complexity, but sometimes in a too superficial way.
Wesley Zapellini
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great work from Mike Burrows, best content so far on STATIK approach.
Although, I felt a little confused with the structuring made around values and principles, which made me go back and forth around the book.
Carlos
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lean-agile
A very good approach to all theory and practices surrounding Kanban Method. Anyhow, it's a must because its detailed explanation of STATIK, a practical guide to implement and assess your Kanban implementation organically.
Steve Fenton
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a really useful guide to Kanban. Mike draws together a number of techniques, both Lean and Agile, to show how they can fit together. There is great guidance in here for everyone from novice to expert.
Egor Kachanov
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very deep and practical book about Kanban. Value on each page.
Nathalie Karasek
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, _hardcopy, kanban
Very interesting approach to explore kanban in more depth. Reader should have some basic knowledge about kanban. Includes some kind of assessment.
B Jansen
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Almost stopped reading when I got to the chapters describing Agile but then BOOM! great final chapters with Kanban Board design, tips to introduce the method. Going to read this book again!
Jürgen Mohr
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
Excellent book for newbies in this topic

For people like me, who have only rudimentary knowledge about the Kanban method, this book is a very good introduction.

I am a Scrum expert and already assisted teams using (very simple) Kanban boards. But this is the first time I dealt with this topic in a much deeper sense. Mike not only explains the Kanban Foundational Principles and Core Practices, but also introduces nine related values. In addition, he also gives a lot of helpful advices and provides
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Bjoern Rochel
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, eng-mgmt
Three things I really liked about this book

1) It explains Kanban based on its values. Just for that the book has some bonus points on my score card. Having seen so many hollow implementations of Agile that just blindly followed the mechanics without an understanding of the underlying ideas, I appreciate what the author is trying to do here. To quote a fellow colleague "Culture trumps process". I believe understanding, communicating, respecting and being able to live according to ones values pave
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Mattia Battiston
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Kanban from the inside" is the best Kanban "from scratch" book around at the moment. Without assuming any previous knowledge it takes the reader through all the Kanban concepts like values, principles, practices, up to the STATIK model to help people introduce Kanban in their environment.
The book is very clear and everything is explained in simple term (no use of fancy words for the sake of it, I love this!). It's also packed with real life examples that help understanding it even more.
I recomm
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Øystein
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fagbøker, agile, kanban
Fantastic deep "intro" to Kanban

Wonderful introduction to Kanban, linking values to principles and practices, focusing on outcomes and, at least to me, making it clear the importance of tracking change experiments to the system or service alongside the delivery of the work items.
Amanda Varella
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The missing book from the Kanban space. Awesome, complete. A very worthwhile reading for those who wants to understand the values behind the method.
Łukasz Lichota
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simply, comprehensive and to the point.
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