I am always looking for new ideas that can help me in the way I manage my products, projects, teams, process. I can safely say that this book - Tame your Work Flow - is one of those books that have the characteristics of what I consider as the original Agile Revolution: Question preconceived ideas, break with old paradigms, represents new challenges and mental models… in short, it is a true revolution. It has that spark!
I am a big fan of the Kanban Method; yet the book made me question some elements that I took for granted such as limiting the WIP by columns. I look for books that challenge the status quo and this book has succeeded.
The examples, metaphors, simulations, etc. are brilliant and help the reader to have a deeper understanding of another of the elements that I am most passionate about: The Theory of Constraints. It describes it in a way that makes you look at it with other eyes. Another important element of the book is how it handles what is a harsh reality for many of us: The “PEST” environments. Thank you for giving us a help with that! Finally, the set of patterns described at the end are a very useful tool to apply the ideas presented in the book in a practical way.
In short, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to improve the way they deliver value to their customers.