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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Nice, concise overview of Lean in relation to software development. Use them to establish confidence in the correctness of the system at any time during development, at every level of the system. The best feature of this book is that it relates core lean values to the software development process.

Book was published and later edition drvelopment give better references to the most recent development in the industry.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are a few anecdotes that are a bit weak, and some of the charts are laughably and almost insultingly unscientific, but the general principles are sound.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

May 31, Tomas Systecon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 30, Cori rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 14, Arjen rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. The authors present case studies from leading-edge software organizations, and offer practical exercises for jumpstarting your own Lean initiatives. What I love about the book Lean Software Development by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is that even it’s subtitle is Agile Toolkit, it isn’t a such a toolkit that offers ready made solutions.


They strongly recommend reducing the cycle times on every aspect of the project.

Change as Fast as the World Changes Yesterday’s wisdom becomes today’s obstacle and tomorrow’s folly. This is the second book Dennis loaded me to read as we adopt the SAFe methodology. Abile benefit for me it that it takes the discussion of project-level practices and explain the importance and the ‘why’s of those practices in a way that touches the mindset of high-level managers, directors, and even maybe the executive level of organizations.

Some lean principles overlap scrum principles and practices while others extend them.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck

Then choose another problem and do it again. Expertise – particularly the importance of maintaining matrix structures that ensure there are communities zoftware excellence. Self- Determination – let the team make their own improvements, measure their own outcomes and treat people like volunteers Motivation – hard to summarise briefly, so many ideas in here about motivation and how to achieve it Leadership – master developers, project managers – given all the team decisions exactly what is the project manager left to do?

A key point from the book is the power of principles: One of only a very few books that I haven’t finished in my life! May 15, Dan is currently reading it. Mary and Softaare start by describing the origins of lean thinking at a small company named Toyota back in s.

Ask the Right Questions What company doesn’t want energized workers, delighted customers, genuine efficiency, and breakthrough innovation?

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They don’t build Gantt charts, they create a release plan with milestones, ensure design is change tolerant, ensure testing and integration are done during development not after and engage with outside team members such as service and support. There is no help in applying the principles outside of the confines of a softaare 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.

I’m actually pleased that I didn’t read this when I was a fresh starter with Agile and Lean. Compressing the value stream: I gained a much deeper poppendieckk of the deepest principles of system thinking, organizational psychology, and software quality. Principles Optimize the Whole.

You can have all three— if you adopt the same lean principles that have already revolutionized manufacturing, logistics and product development. Deliver as fast as possible 5. Every chapter discusses one of the lean principles and provides hands on tools to get started.

His subsequent experience in software product development, COTS implementation, and most recently as a coach, mentor, and enterprise architect support the same conclusion for software development. Because it is based on principles and not practices, the information is still relevant and meaningful. Excellent foundational book about developing software using poppendiieck lean approach.