Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash by Mary Poppendieck

By Mary Poppendieck

"This notable publication combines useful suggestion, ready-to-use suggestions, anda deep figuring out of why this can be easy methods to enhance software program. I haveseen software program groups remodeled through the information during this book."--Mike Cohn, writer of Agile Estimating and Planning"As a lean practitioner myself, i've got enjoyed and used their first booklet for years.When this moment e-book got here out, i used to be extremely joyful that it was once even greater. If youare attracted to how lean rules may be important for software program developmentorganizations, this can be the booklet you're looking for. The Poppendiecks supply abeautiful combination of heritage, conception, and practice."--Alan Shalloway, coauthor of layout styles Explained"I've loved analyzing the e-book greatly. i believe it may also be higher than thefirst lean booklet by means of Tom and Mary, whereas that one used to be already exceptionallygood! Mary in particular has loads of wisdom regarding lean concepts inproduct improvement and production. it is infrequent that those innovations areactually translated to software program. this is often whatever no different ebook does well(except their first book)."--Bas Vodde"The new publication by way of Mary and Tom Poppendieck offers a well-written andcomprehensive advent to lean rules and chosen practices for softwaremanagers and engineers. It illustrates the appliance of the values andpractices with well-suited good fortune tales. I loved studying it."--Roman Pichler"In enforcing Lean software program improvement, the Poppendiecks discover moredeeply the subjects they brought in Lean software program improvement. They beginwith a compelling heritage of lean considering, then flow to key components such asvalue, waste, and folks. every one bankruptcy contains workouts that will help you follow keypoints. if you'd like a greater realizing of ways lean rules can paintings withsoftware, this booklet is for you."--Bill Wake, self sufficient consultantIn 2003, Mary and Tom Poppendieck's Lean software program improvement brought leap forward improvement concepts that leverage Lean rules to convey remarkable agility and price. Now their commonly expected sequel and significant other consultant indicates precisely find out how to enforce Lean software program improvement, hands-on. This new e-book attracts at the Poppendiecks' remarkable adventure supporting improvement businesses optimize the whole software program worth move. you will discover the perfect inquiries to ask, the major matters to target, and strategies confirmed to paintings. The authors current case experiences from modern software program organisations, and supply functional workouts for jumpstarting your individual Lean projects. coping with to increase, nourish, and leverage agile practices development precise improvement groups, not only teams using caliber via speedy suggestions and designated self-discipline Making judgements Just-in-Time, yet no later supplying quickly: How PatientKeeper gives you forty five rock-solid releases in step with 12 months Making tradeoffs that truly fulfill customersImplementing Lean software program improvement is essential to an individual who wishes more beneficial improvement processes--managers, venture leaders, senior builders, and designers in firm IT and software program businesses alike.

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C. What might you do to reduce these percentages? 4. People: How much training do first-line supervisors receive about how to lead their departments? What kinds of items receive emphasis on their appraisals? How much training do first-line project managers receive about how to lead their teams? What kinds of items receive emphasis on their appraisals? Is there a difference? Why? 5. Measurements: Have everyone in your organization list on a sheet of paper the key performance measurements they believe they are evaluated against.

1. Entrepreneurial Leader: People like to work on successful products, and highly successful products can usually be traced to excellent leaders. A company that respects its people develops good leaders and makes sure that teams have the kind of leadership that fosters engaged, thinking people and focuses their efforts on creating a great product. 2. Expert Technical Workforce: Any company that expects to maintain a competitive advantage in a specific area must develop and nurture technical expertise in that area.

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