Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. By Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck. Publisher: Addison Wesley. Pub Date: May 08, Lean Software. Development. An Agile Toolkit. Mary Poppendieck. Tom Poppendieck. Boston • San Francisco • New York • Toronto • Montreal. London • Munich. Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit In Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental “lean” principles, adapt.

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Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

There is no help in applying the principles outside of the confines of a small single customer product focused team. Decide as late as possible 4.

This book really encourages to see the whole and understand the underlying causalities between different parts of SW development.

Use the Scientific Method Developmen a hypothesis, conduct many rapid experiments, create concise documentation, and implement the best alternative. Better, cheaper, faster software development. Building the Thing Wrong If it seems like there is not enough time to build it right, then there certainly is not enough time NOT to build it right.

They give examples of how making a big architectural decision too early in the project could have negative impacts downstream causing potential delays and cost overruns. It frames up Lean well and provides guidance for bringing into your teams and organizations.


Spend time only on what adds real customer value.

Chapter 8 Instructions and Warranty. Clarify Purpose Great companies are not in business to make money, they make money to stay in business and accomplish an important purpose. See the Whole Systems Thinking Tool Gave really night background for what agile methodologies like xp and scrum are based on. A Batch and Queue Mentality Work in progress hides defects, gets obsolete, causes task switching, and delays realization of value. Better, cheaper, faster software development.

Nice, concise overview of Lean in relation to software development.

Jan 28, Deniss Ojastu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Writers were a lot ahead of their time when they wrote this book. Focus on Flow Efficiency, not Resource Efficiency Resource efficiency interferes with the smooth flow of value; it often delivers half the value for twice the effort. XPLimerick, Ireland Over digitial, high-resolution photographs for full screen display. Chapter 2 Amplify Learning. I finally have got the chance to finish the book that altered the agile part of the IT!

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My library Help Advanced Book Poppsndieck. Totally dry and extremely boring, there were a few good take-aways but not enough to keep me reading. Here are seven simple rules from this book: This is not a bunch of template techniques to pick up and stick on your organisation, it’s about understanding the meaning behind them. Addison-WesleyMay 8, – Computers – pages. This is the second book Dennis loaded me to read as we adopt the SAFe methodology.


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Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit [Book]

AgileOrlando, FL Over 1, digitial, high-resolution photographs for full screen display. At the end o I found this book very interesting since the first few pages I read. The audience is the Agile community at that time, who were significantly opposed to their view of Lean thinking, seeing much of it as the imposition of repetitive factory work to a high skill, high toolkiy profession. I didn’t know anything toolit lean but stumbled upon it while researching scrum another agile management philosophy.

There is no help in applying the principles outside of the confines of toolkitt small single customer product This is a somewhat poorly written and badly edited book intended to provide the basic grounding in so called “agile” processes for software development.

But not merely a survey – it ties it all together in a way that reveals the interconnectedness of all these different ideas. Better, cheaper, faster software development. Dec 19, Ruslan Voronkov rated it liked it.