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Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world, from sys admin to development manager. Today he provides training and coaching to teams in the use of Agile and Lean techniques. He is the author of "Changing Software Development: Learning to become Agile" (2008) and "Business Patterns for Software Developers" (2012) and a frequent conference speaker. Allan is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 81 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Xanpan - Now Available

08.08.2013
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A bit over two years ago I started using the term Xanpan to describe the style of agile I advocate and help teams implement it. If it isn’t obvious, Xanpan - pronounced “Zan-pan” - is a cross between Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming (XP) and David Anderson’s Kanban.

At first I used the term Xanpan in my own head, then I started using it in public, then people started telling me they wanted to know more. While I’ve mentioned Xanpan in this blog a few times, I’ve never really described it as a whole. That has now changed.

A few days ago I made “Xanpan - reflections on Agile and Software Development” available on LeanPub. This is a short e-book where I describe Xanpan. In the best traditions of LeanPub publishing the book is going to evolve and change.

Right now I’m reading it end-to-end and fixing a few small things. After this I’d like to write a section on requirements/need/product ownership and another on management. Plus - and this is one of the advantages of LeanPub - I want to get feedback on what I’ve written.

A few people have already seen drafts and given me some feedback but I’m hoping to get more. I’m also hoping for a special type of feedback which is very meaningful: money. On LeanPub the book is available for a small sum of money. If people are prepared to pay then I know its an endeavour worth continuing.

In addition, I’ve added a Xanpan page to my own website which provides some other links about Xanpan - mainly pieces in this blog.

Please buy Xanpan today! That will give me immediate feedback in dollars, then send me your comments - feedback tomorrow.

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