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Real-World Kanban

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Your team is stressed; priorities are unclear. You're not sure what your teammates are working on, and management isn't helping. If your team is struggling with any of these symptoms, these four case studies will guide you to project success. See how Kanban was used to significantly improve time to market and to create a shared focus across marketing, IT, and operations. Each case study comes with illustrations of the Kanban board and diagrams and graphs to help you see behind the scenes.

Table of Contents

  1. Real-World Kanban
    1. For the Best Reading Experience...
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Early praise for Real-World Kanban
    4. Foreword
    5. Take Charge and Make Changes
      1. Inside This Book, You Will Learn…
      2. How the Book Is Organized
      3. Who Should Read This Book?
      4. Helpful Books
    6. Part 1: Lean Applied: Four Stories of Improving Using Kanban
      1. Chapter 1: You Hold the Key to Your Future
        1. What Is Kanban?
        2. What Is Lean?
        3. Find Opportunities to Improve
        4. Improve the Organization with Long-Term Thinking
        5. Key Points to Remember
      2. Chapter 2: Enterprise Kanban: Improve the Full Value Chain
        1. The Challenge: Improve Time to Market at a Traditional Company
        2. How We Got Started
        3. How the Process Worked
        4. What Lessons We Learned
        5. Comparing Now and Before
        6. Make Your Own Improvements
      3. Chapter 3: Kanban in Change Management
        1. The Challenge: Managing Dependencies Without Burning Out
        2. How We Got Started
        3. How Our Process Worked
        4. How We Continuously Improved
        5. What Lessons We Learned
        6. Comparing Now and Before
        7. Make Your Own Improvements
      4. Chapter 4: Using Kanban to Save a Derailing Project
        1. The Challenge: Restoring Trust by Solving the Right Problem
        2. How We Got Started
        3. How Our Process Worked
        4. How We Continuously Improved
        5. What Lessons We Learned
        6. Comparing Now and Before
        7. Make Your Own Improvements
      5. Chapter 5: Using Kanban in the Back Office: Outside IT
        1. The Challenge: Keeping Up with Growth
        2. How We Got Started
        3. How Our Process Worked
        4. How We Continuously Improved
        5. What Lessons We Learned
        6. Comparing Now and Before
        7. Make Your Own Improvements
    7. Part 2: Appendix
      1. Appendix 1: Introducing Concepts
        1. The Elevator Pitch
        2. What Is a Concept?
        3. What’s the Big Idea?
        4. How to Get Going with Concepts
        5. Concept Layout
    8. Bibliography
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