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"This remarkable book combines practical advice, ready-to-use techniques, anda deep understanding of why this is the right way to develop software. I haveseen software teams transformed by the ideas in this book."
--Mike Cohn, author of Agile Estimating and Planning
"As a lean practitioner myself, I have loved and used their first book for years.When this second book came out, I was delighted that it was even better. If youare interested in how lean principles can be useful for software developmentorganizations, this is the book you are looking for. The Poppendiecks offer abeautiful blend of history, theory, and practice."
--Alan Shalloway, coauthor of Design Patterns Explained
"I've enjoyed reading the book very much. I feel it might even be better than thefirst lean book by Tom and Mary, while that one was already exceptionallygood! Mary especially has a lot of knowledge related to lean techniques inproduct development and manufacturing. It's rare that these techniques areactually translated to software. This is something no other book does well(except their first book)."
"The new book by Mary and Tom Poppendieck provides a well-written andcomprehensive introduction to lean principles and selected practices for softwaremanagers and engineers. It illustrates the application of the values andpractices with well-suited success stories. I enjoyed reading it."
"In Implementing Lean Software Development, the Poppendiecks explore moredeeply the themes they introduced in Lean Software Development. They beginwith a compelling history of lean thinking, then move to key areas such asvalue, waste, and people. Each chapter includes exercises to help you apply keypoints. If you want a better understanding of how lean ideas can work withsoftware, this book is for you."
--Bill Wake, independent consultant
In 2003, Mary and Tom Poppendieck's Lean Software Development introduced breakthrough development techniques that leverage Lean principles to deliver unprecedented agility and value. Now their widely anticipated sequel and companion guide shows exactly how to implement Lean software development, hands-on.
This new book draws on the Poppendiecks' unparalleled experience helping development organizations optimize the entire software value stream. You'll discover the right questions to ask, the key issues to focus on, and techniques proven to work. The authors present case studies from leading-edge software organizations, and offer practical exercises for jumpstarting your own Lean initiatives.
Mary Poppendieck is a seasoned leader in operations and product development with more than thirty years of IT experience. She has led teams implementing solutions ranging from enterprise supply chain management to digital media, and built one of 3M's first Just-in-Time Lean production systems. Mary is the president of Poppendieck LLC, which specializes in bringing Lean techniques to software development.
Tom Poppendieck is an enterprise analyst, architect, and agile process mentor with more than twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing complex systems. He currently assists organizations in applying Lean principles and tools to software development processes.
Almost 11 years ago, I read the Poppendieck’s first book Lean Software Development, but I recently attended training to become a Scaled Agile Framework SAFe Agilist. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Philip R. Heath
This book offers practical tips to 'hardcore' software development teams with issues that are specific to SDLC. Most books focus marketing/sales/IT Support related case studies. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by IceTee
Brilliant ! Never have I put so many underlines and stars on a book. At last someone explains the science of how project work and how they fail. It feels divinely inspired.Published on November 13, 2013 by Tomo Lennox
This was a hard book to put down! Great practical knowledge and principles for getting optimum performance out of software teams.Published on July 2, 2013 by Ryan M.
This book has showed me a different side to software development. I really think a lot of new and experienced people would get a lot out of some of the war stories that are shared. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Alex Falkowski
Whether you build software for internal use only, or, as I do, you build and maintain commercial software for businesses and government .,. you have to read this book. Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Michael Cooper
A good overview of lean, it draws on a lot of manufacturing analogies. If you don't have a development or technology background I think this helps drive home the points of lean... Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by Chris Heisel
The seven principles of Lean Software Development are; Eliminate Waste, Build Quality In, Create Knowledge, Defer Commitment, Deliver Fast, Respect People and Optimize the Whole. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Dale Schumacher
Some of this is so counter-intuitive. But once I began reading, I could see waste in software development where before I had seen good process. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by Malcolm Gorman