About the Book
If you are looking for ways to help your team work more efficiently, this book is for you. It is a practical and pragmatic guide which focuses on the way in which the work flows in a team. It describes what has proved to be effective in the teams that I have worked in.
The book discusses all you need to know to start introducing Kanban to your team. It explains the principles and answers the 'why?' questions, but most of all, it focuses on particular actions that will bring your team to higher levels of performance.
At the same time, the book doesn't delude you with snake oil promises. It is written in a down to earth manner by a person who has already learned that there are no shortcuts to greatness.
The concepts of Kanban are short and to the point, and so is this book. As a famous quote says: "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.". Fortunately, I had enough time to make this book short.
About the Author
Tomek Kaczanowski is a technical team leader from Krakow, Poland. He has a strong interest in code quality, testing and automation - preferably all three together. Combining technical with soft skills, he also ventures into the realms of mentoring, teaching, lecturing and article writing, not to mention preaching sermons to the unconverted in the hope of redeeming them (or at least their code)! He hates doing things manually, and is allergic to empty src/test/java directories.
Tomek believes that by working with legacy code, and improving it, he can make the world a better place. To his disappointment, the world does not seem to care all that much about his efforts.
Apart from all this weirdness, he is a pretty normal person – a husband, father of three, and cat owner.