Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
Mary Poppendieck Tom Poppendieck
Forewords by Jim Highsmithand Ken Schwaber
Adapting agile practices to your development organizationUncovering and eradicating waste throughout the software development lifecyclePractical techniques for every development manager, project manager, and technical leaderLean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
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 discoveryManaging uncertainty: "decide as late as possible" by building change into the system.Compressing the value stream: rapid development, feedback, and improvementEmpowering teams and individuals without compromising coordinationSoftware with integrity: promoting coherence, usability, fitness, maintainability, and adaptabilityHow 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.