Lean Principle #1 – Eliminate Waste

Lean software development advocates 7 lean principles, the first of which is Eliminate Waste'. Sounds obvious really. How many people came to work today to spend their time on waste? Some maybe! But not most. So what is waste, and how do you identify it? Some waste is obvious. But other forms of waste are more difficult to spot or to solve. I'm sure in most organisations it's sometimes very...

7 Key Principles of Lean Software Development

I haven't blogged much about lean development. I'm not an expert on lean, but agile development is a great example of lean thinking in action. So I thought it might be interesting to blog a bit about lean software development, and how I see it... Before you...

Lean Software Development: Less is the New More!

There is no doubt that 'Lean' is the new buzzword of the software development industry; certainly within the agile community anyway. But how does it fit in with agile, and more specifically, how does it fit in with agile methods like Scrum and eXtreme Programming...

Work-In-Play Limits in Agile Software Development

A common problem in agile software development - is bottlenecks that hold up the team's progress during a Sprint or iteration... In traditional waterfall projects, everything happens in sequence, so this bottleneck does not occur because it is planned in. For...

To Estimate or Not To Estimate? That is the Question!

Lean software development shares many of the key principles of agile software development. Although one of the key aspects of lean development is all about identifying and eliminating waste from the development process... One of the most hotly debated aspects...

Kanban Applied to Software Development: From Agile to Lean

Most of my experience of agile software development has been with Scrum, and some aspects of eXtreme Programming (XP). However, for quite a while now, I've been reading quite a bit about Lean software development, and Kanban. For those that don't really know...

Forrester on Agile and Lean

Here's an interesting article about agile software development and lean development, written by a senior analyst at Forrester Research... "Agile Processes Go Lean" It's nice to see agile and lean getting such positive recognition from an organisation as credible...


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