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Do you want to better understand how your work works and what is happening on your team or in your workplace? Would you benefit from being able to focus on a few small things instead of constantly having to switch between multiple projects? Do your users and stakeholders want new features delivered now rather than some other day? Do you think that you and your coworkers need to keep improving and learning?

Then kanban is for you.

Do you want to get started with kanban as soon as possible, without spending too much time on abstract theory and history and splitting hairs about different methods? Do you want to know how people in the kanban community have used kanban in practice to face different challenges?

Then this book is for you.

This book is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It’s based on lots of practice, many observations, and some hearsay (!) from two guys who have worked with and coached dozens of kanban teams. We’ve also talked and taught at conferences and actively participated in user groups and the kanban community over the last few years.

In this book, you’ll read about simple but powerful techniques to visualize work: how to design a kanban board, how to track work and its progress, how to visualize queues and buffers, and even such nitty-gritty details as how colors and other enhancements can help you to organize and track your work items.

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