DESCRIPTION Kanban is an emerging second generation agile method inspired by five decades of process excellence in the Japanese auto manufacturing industry, also known as lean thinking. kanban uses visual management techniques that involve stakeholders and facilitates understanding of how the work works. It helps teams adjust demand to capacity, reduce lead times, and create a driver for continuous improvement. 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. This book covers basic but powerful techniques on how to visualize and track work, construct a kanban board, and how to visualize queues and bottlenecks, and more. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Down-to-earth introduction to Kanban Practical advice for making workflow faster Real-world case studies of Kanban at work AUDIENCE This book is written for all members of the development team, including leaders, coders, and business stakeholders. No experience with kanban is required. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Kanban is an agile software development method for continuous collaborative improvement based on the lean principles of visualizing work, limiting the amount of work in process, and managing the flow of work.