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Good intro to Kanban, but its not perfect
on 7 March 2012
I've recently finished a book by David Anderson, Kanban, on my new best gadget, my Kindle.
Its not a bad book but in the earlier chapters David makes statements like; 'it works because its Kanban, because it just does...'. The first few chapters are very skin deep without much supporting evidence as to how or why Kanban made a difference.
Don't let it put you off to much as the book does improve and after the early chapters David begins to demonstrate his mastery of Kanban backed with examples. Its not in the league of books like Scrum / XP from the trenches, but its a good book for those looking to investigate Kanban, but for more seasoned Kanban experts you may be hard pushed to find lots of value in this book.
Side note: If you don't have experience or knowledge of TOC, it might be worthwhile also having a copy to review alongside, for example David will make reference to Drum-Buffer-Rope and unless you've read or worked with TOC the explanation of Drum Buffer Rope isn't clear.