Scrumban And Other Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development by Corey Ladas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I feel bad in some ways for this book. It came just after reading the Kanban book and also the rspec book. So when I picked this book up I was looking forward to stretching my legs intellectually. Sadly, this book wasn’t what I wanted. Too simple in some ways and not simple enough in others this book suffers from being an advanced book on agile (by requiring pre-knowledge of SCRUM/XP and Lean thinking) yet also rebuilding arguments eloquently made by others in setting the basis of the book. Some of the analogies seemed well-worn too (coffee-cup kanban example I’m looking at you).
As an aside, please, if you’re writing a book about Kanban don’t take any more pictures of the post-it notes! I get tokens but it makes it hard to read the damn tokens with your photography. Just do a diagram and have done.
It did help clarify some of my thinking on Kanban but was it worth the effort? Only just.
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