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Kanban in Action by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

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Chapter 12. Kanban pitfalls

This chapter covers

  • How to avoid common kanban pitfalls and criticism
  • The number-one mistake when starting to use kanban
  • The fact that kanban isn’t a process at all, at least not as you might think

By now you should have plenty of reasons to use kanban in your process. You can show interested people that kanban has improved and continues to improve your process. Because of the approach that kanban takes to change management (“Start where you are and improve from there”), most teams and organizations don’t object too loudly to kanban and the principles it’s built on.

That said, some criticism comes up from time to time. It wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t at least touch on the most common issues and how to deal ...

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