Visualization Examples available on Amazon.com

The physical book is now available on Amazon.com! 

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Visualization-Examples-Jimmy-Janl%C3%A9n/dp/9188063011

Amazon USA

You can order the book from any place in the world. If you live in the states, the shipping cost is pretty low. However, if you live outside USA, it’s pretty high.

If you don’t want to pay these high shipping costs, you can wait for the book to be available on the Amazon UK (or Adlibris.se and Bokus.se), which will happen soon. At least then it will be far cheaper to buy it from Europe.

Bestseller of the week

LeanPub Bestseller of the week

Visualization Examples is one of this weeks bestselling books at LeanPub 🙂

Not really sure how this is calculated (the first book has 56846), but it still made me very happy.

Also realized that I missed to upload a free sample of the book to LeanPub. This has now been fixed. First 20 pages can now be downloaded for free.

Now released on LeanPub!

LeanPub Launch

There! I’m really happy to announce that the book is finally available on LeanPub!

It’s been great fun to write. It’s been great fun to get feedback from early readers. It’s been great fun to show it to colleagues and friends. And now, finally, it feels awesome to be able to share it with you!

I want to extend a huge thanks to all online contributors and reviewers! I also want to thank everyone who has allowed me to use and share their work as examples in the book. And to all friends and colleagues who have supported me during writing and in the process afterwards, you are the best!

You can buy and download the pdf version here:
http://leanpub.com/agiletoolbox-visualizationexamples.

Enough is enough! It’s Christmas right?

I can’t wait any longer! On Monday (14th Dec 2015) the book will be released on Leanpub. It’s Christmas times right? 🙂

To celebrate this, here is yet another example: Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree

Do you have a pile of boring chores to take care of? Do you have a dung pile of smelly bugs to deal with before you can launch? Is it Christmas time?

Buy yourselves a table sized Christmas tree. Head out for shopping over lunch. Disperse. Everyone buys a couple of presents for a few euros each. For instance, it could be a small gift, something silly or some candy. Hang the presents in the tree.

Policy: When you have completed a boring chore or fixed a bug, you are allowed to reward yourself with a present.

Source of inspiration: Mattias Skarin, Crisp

Toolbox for the Agile Coach – Visualization Examples will be available for online purchase on AmazonBokus, Adlibris and on LeanPub. The book also have a page on Facebook. And you can follow me, Jimmy, on Twitter.

Example: Daily Goals

Daily Goal

The process of getting the book printed and available for online purchase is taking ridiculously long time. To apologize for that, and to thank you for your patience, I’ve now started publishing examples from the book. One example every day until it’s available for online purchase. Here is apology number 3 🙂

The single most important question to answer during the Daily Stand-up is; what do we need to do today as a team to bring ourselves one step closer to our current goal?

During the Daily Stand-up, if we would define the answer to that question like an achievement we would be proud of – what would that look like? That becomes the team’s goal for that day.

During the next Daily Stand-up we assess if we accomplished our goal. If we did, we put a happy cross on the note. Then we proceed to define a new goal for today. Always define a new Daily Goal. Don’t simply copy yesterday’s goal in the case we didn’t fulfill it. Everyday is a new day and there is always some circumstance that has changed.

Source of inspiration: Sandy Mamoli, Nomad8
More information: http://nomad8.com/daily-stand-up-with-a-goal/

Toolbox for the Agile Coach – Visualization Examples will be available for online purchase on AmazonBokus, Adlibris and on LeanPub. The book also have a page on Facebook. And you can follow me, Jimmy, on Twitter.

Example: Dotting

Dotting

The process of getting the book printed and available for online purchase is taking ridiculously long time. To apologize for that, and to thank you for your patience, I’ve now started publishing examples from the book. One example every day until it’s available for online purchase. Here is apology number 2 🙂

Every day, put a new dot on each task in progress. Put a dot regardless if someone is actively working on it or not. When everything is running smoothly (given that the tasks are broken down enough) no single task should get more than a few dots. If the dots starts building up, you know that something is wrong and that you need to talk about it.

Dotting is a simple and powerful way of revealing problems and bottlenecks. The same principle can be applied for other columns, such as “Waiting for code review”, but instead of dots draw a line or use a different color for the dots.


Toolbox for the Agile Coach – Visualization Examples will be available for online purchase on AmazonBokus, Adlibris and on LeanPub. The book also have a page on Facebook. And you can follow me, Jimmy, on Twitter.