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By David J. Anderson

The original Kanban book that started it all and is still the go to book for understanding how to improve existing processes through visualization and limiting work-in-progress. This book answers the questions:What is Kanban? Why would I want to use Kanban? How do I go about implementing Kanban? How do I recognize improvement opportunities and what should I do about them?

by mike burrows

Kanban from the Inside takes a distinctive approach to the Kanban Method — using a system of nine values to explain what it is, to give insight into how its practitioners think, and to offer practical advice on how to apply it. Readers new to Kanban will understand why and how it works, while those with experience will appreciate its fresh perspective and the connections it makes with a range of related models.

by jim benson & tonianne Demaria barry

Personal Kanban provides a light, actionable, achievable framework for understanding our work and its context. This book describes why students, parents, business leaders, major corporations, and world governments all see immediate results with Personal Kanban. Great book for anyone who may not be working on a team.

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by david j. anderson & Alexei zheghlov

This 2nd edition of Fit for Purpose, newly revised in 2018, is for executives, strategic planners, product managers, product planners, portfolio managers, service designers, service delivery managers, and anyone who wants to understand better how to manage for long-term survival and profitability in the complex and volatile markets of the 21st Century. Through many highly accessible business examples you’ll learn how to apply the pragmatic, actionable guidance of the Fit-for-Purpose Framework. You will be able to select market segments that align to your strategy, design products and services that align to customer expectations, and take actions to amplify successful markets and switch off unsuccessful ones.

By David j. anderson & teodora bozheva

The Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) is a new, powerful tool for coaches and consultants advising medium and large enterprises on transformation and improvement using the Kanban Method. From the author of the best-selling Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business, David J. Anderson, together with Teodora Bozheva, this book maps out seven levels of organizational maturity against the six general practices of Kanban to ensure appropriate application of Kanban practices and successful adoption of the approach. The KMM describes a roadmap and concrete actions that enable organizations to achieve fitness-for-purpose and exceptional business agility.

by patrick steyaert

Ideas for fulfilling customer needs can be generated much faster than they can actually be realized. This is the source of much tension between the organization and its customers, but also within the organization itself.

Upstream Kanban isn't so much about "managing flow," as seen with downstream, Delivery Kanban systems. Instead, it is about marshaling options--having enough choices at the right time, without overburdening the system and the workers who generate those options.

Discover the mechanisms of Upstream Kanban and Customer Kanban for better enterprise business agility.