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Lean Software Development: Less is the New More!

by Kelly Waters, 21 September 2009

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 (XP)? Lean software development shares many, if not all, of […]

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Work-In-Play Limits in Agile Software Development

by Kelly Waters, 07 July 2009

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 instance, the testing starts when all the development is complete. However, in agile software […]

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Kanban Applied to Software Development: From Agile to Lean

by Kelly Waters, 19 May 2009

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 much about Kanban, I found the following article on InfoQ quite an […]

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Forrester on Agile and Lean

by Kelly Waters, 12 May 2009

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 as Forrester. Kelly. Photo by Antoine

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