Hardcopy proceedings of the Lean and Kanban 2009 Conference are available at the WordClay Bookstore. This is excellent reading for anyone who wants to understand what the latest “tip revision” thinking from Lean and Kanban experts like David Anderson, Eric Landes, Alan Shalloway, James Sutton, Corey Ladis and others. (My article with Juha-Markus Aalto on the Lean and Scalable Requirements Information Model is in there too.).
Here’s the abstract:
“The application of Lean Thinking represents the next wave in software development process and technology management. This collection of papers contributed by speakers at the Lean & Kanban 2009 conference in Miami May 6th – 8th 2009 represents state-of-the-art thinking on improving the performance of software development teams and gracefully introducing change with a minimal degree of resistance. This book will appeal to managers in the technology sector and those with an interest in Agile Software Development, Project Management, Software Process Engineering, and management of technology businesses.”
If you are thinking about Kanban and Lean in the software context, you owe it to yourselves to buy a copy. All proceedings go to operating funds for the Lean Software And Systems Consortium (Lean SSC), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Lean Thinking in the software industry.