Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

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Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck, "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit"
ISBN: 0321150783 | 2003 | EPUB/PDF | 240 pages | 4 MB/3 MB

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

Adapting agile practices to your development organization
Uncovering and eradicating waste throughout the software development lifecycle
Practical techniques for every development manager, project manager, and technical leader

Lean software development: applying agile principles to your organization

In Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental "lean" principles, adapt them for the world of software development, and show how they can serve as the foundation for agile development approaches that work. Along the way, they introduce 22 "thinking tools" that can help you customize the right agile practices for any environment.

Better, cheaper, faster software development. You can have all three–if you adopt the same lean principles that have already revolutionized manufacturing, logistics and product development.

Iterating towards excellence: software development as an exercise in discovery
Managing uncertainty: "decide as late as possible" by building change into the system.
Compressing the value stream: rapid development, feedback, and improvement
Empowering teams and individuals without compromising coordination
Software with integrity: promoting coherence, usability, fitness, maintainability, and adaptability
How to "see the whole"–even when your developers are scattered across multiple locations and contractors

Simply put, Lean Software Development helps you refocus development on value, flow, and people–so you can achieve breakthrough quality, savings, speed, and business alignment.