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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Lezn I flipped through the book and I was convinced. Much has been learned in Toyota about how to streamline product development an I’m working my softare through the classics on Lean and Agile methods, I have met the great Tom and Mary and was extremely impressed and since this was selected for my book club, then here we are – another classic ticked off.

Every chapter discusses one of the lean principles and provides hands on tools to get started. The synergy between the parts of a system is the key to the overall success of the system. Didn’t even make it half way through this book.

Apr 03, Brian Bohanon rated it it was amazing.

E-mail order to photos poppendieck. There is no such thing as a best practice. Then choose another problem and do it again. Other editions – View all Lean Software Development: I am not so fond of the toolkit style which makes the book less fluent to read. Jun 09, Seth rated it really liked it.


Ideal to reflect on scrum and agile from a different perspective. This is a great way to reflect your current situation and a good collection of topics to raise discussion.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

Decide as late as possible 4. The premise of the book is that software development can learn allot from general product development principles. Solve the Right Problems Do not focus on the products you are building, focus on the problems customers are encountering. Books by Mary Poppendieck.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit [Book]

Decide as late as possible: She has led teams poppendeick solutions ranging from enterprise supply chain management to digital media, and built one of 3M’s first Just-in-Time lean production systems.

Solid agile fundamentals plus lot of anecdotes from other fields other than software development. This allows the team to make the right trade offs in all sorts of ways.

This book really encourages to see the whole and understand the underlying causalities between different parts of SW development. Compressing the value stream: Nice book about Lean techniques in Software Development, especially the details about the 7 principles. 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.


An Agile Toolkit Adapting agile practices to your development softwware Uncovering and eradicating waste throughout the software development lifecycle Practical techniques for every development manager, project manager, and technical leader Lean software development Every chapter discusses one of Nice, concise overview of Lean in relation to software development. At the end of each chapter there is try this section.

Manage Workflow rather than Task-based Schedules The best way to establish reliable, predictable deliveries is to establish reliable, repeatable workflows.

Lan a steady, even flow of work, pulled from a deep understanding of value. A pithy but important book that takes the principles of Lean Agile Software Development and dives deeper into their overarching philosophy. Is the agile reference I wish I had read before.

The best feature of this book is that it relates core lean values to the soft I took this book in order to better understand how to be productive in my day to day activities at work – this book is not for that. Examples from the lean production are not always very illuminating, yet sometimes provoke interesting analogies.