Kanban Compass
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Kanban Compass

In the direction of team-driven change

About the Book

This book will take you through:

  • A story about an anti-Kanban team and their system discovery process.
  • Introduction to the basic concepts of Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) and Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK).
  • My journey on how to redesign a STATIK workshop and maximize learning opportunities for attendees. 

Are you ready? Grab a pen. Taking notes and thinking about how you would do it yourself is highly recommended while reading. I left you some space for that too. Make the book your own! Over time, as your notes accumulate,  they will become a powerful learning asset for you. Don’t be shy. There are no bad ideas. 


Learning is like planting trees. To follow my mission of continuous learning, I would like to plant one tree, each time someone buys the "Kanban Compass" book. Together we can learn so much together! If you leave your email while buying the book, I will inform you when I planted the tree in your name :) Read more about the TrillionTreeCampagine.

There's a popular Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

About the Author

Justyna Pindel
Justyna Pindel

Justyna is a certified passionate Training from the Back of the Room Trainer addicted to learning. She claims to have Agile in her DNA. As an Agile Believer & Practitioner, she always looks for the (im)possible 1% improvement. As a Flight Levels Guide, she helps orgnanizations to achieve business agility at every level.

Inspired by Paul Klipp, she fell in love with Kanban and started sharing it with not only people from the IT world. After years of startups rollercoaster, she decided to move to more complex business systems and started working with bigger enterprises. In her consulting and coaching work, she helps organizations to improve their flow and build a culture that strives for the best in people.

Justyna shares her thoughts every two weeks in the Agile Book Club podcast. Other than listening to her online, it’s not so hard to meet her at events around Europe, at the ACE! Conference that she co-organizes, during her international training sessions or during other conferences. Don’t be shy. Come say hello. She already likes you if you like pandas and books!

Table of Contents

  • MeetJustyna
  • ThankYou
  • Foreword
  • Combat static with STATIK
  • Rethinking STATIK
    • Redefine the Training Objective
    • Focus only on need-to-know
    • STATIK overview
    • Being Trainer From The Back of The Room
    • Training from the Back of the Room overview
    • STATIK redesign using the 4Cs Map
    • The 15-minute Foto exercise overview
    • Feedback casual loop diagrams overview
    • Alternative Kanban simulations overview
    • Happy ending
    • Other possible endings
  • Mastering Training Craft
  • So what’s next?
  • CoffeeTimeReading

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