Lean from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg is a sort of follow up on his older books. This one is different, as he is referring about one specific project. At the Swedish police, they combine XP, Scrum and Kanban in a 60 person project, and he is talking about his experience, either good and bad. This is a really down to earth book, very practical.
If you are looking for a scientific research book, then this is not for you. If you want to read about real world experience with Scrum, Kanban and XP, then this is for you. I really love it, as it’s short enough to read it quickly, but still it is very inspiring. He propagates continuous improvement, and not to stick to the book - but rather adapt and inspect on the current situation. He doesn’t try to sell specific methodologies or his own specific ideas, but rather let you look into their teams and how they managed to develop the process to be ideal for them. I liked the photos of their boards very well, and even their progress throughout the book.
It’s probably the most inspiring book I have read throughout the last couple of month. The book is rather short, and I would even say too short. I would have liked to read more about it.
It is a three hours read, and it’s a time spend really valuable! I keep recommending this book.