Thinking about Lean as a combination of science, management and learning provides Scrum practitioners to start with including Lean and Kanban practices into their Scrum practices. Explicit policies, managing work-in-progress, and creating visibility have a direct, measurable impact on a team’s velocity.
“Aspects of Kanban” is an introduction to the Kanban workflow Lean project management system.
Practitioner report on applying scrum and kanban techniques to a system engineering team.
The book starts with a presentation of Agile and Lean principles. The second part explains how Lean adoption can improve the usage of Scrum with an interesting table comparing Scrum and Lean accompanied by a list of practices to avoid.
The article “Managing the Pipeline” by Mary Poppendieck discuss the project planning and usage of resources. Exhorting workers to estimate more carefully and project mangers to be more diligent in meeting deadlines is not going to remove variation from projects. We need to change the rules of the game!