Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
Mary Poppendieck Tom Poppendieck
Forewords by Jim Highsmithand Ken Schwaber
Lean software development: applying agile principles to your organization
In Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental "lean" principles, adapt them for the world of software development, and show how they can serve as the foundation for agile development approaches that work. Along the way, they introduce 22 "thinking tools" that can help you customize the right agile practices for any environment.
Better, cheaper, faster software development. You can have all three—if you adopt the same lean principles that have already revolutionized manufacturing, logistics and product development.
Simply put, Lean Software Development helps you refocus development on value, flow, and people—so you can achieve breakthrough quality, savings, speed, and business alignment.
MARY POPPENDIECK, Managing Director of the Agile Alliance (a leading non profit organization promoting agile software development), is a seasoned leader in both operations and new product development with more than 25 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 currently the President of Poppendieck LLC, a consulting firm specializing in bringing lean production techniques to software development.
TOM POPPENDIECK was creating systems to support concurrent development of commercial airliner navigation devices as early as 1985. Even then, the aerospace industry recognized that sequential development of product design, manufacturing process design and product support was costly and non-competitive. 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. He currently assists organizations that need to improve their software development capabilities apply the lean principles and tools described in this book.
This is an excellent discussion of how the principles of Lean Manufacturing apply to Software Development.
Mary and Tom use a lot of real world examples of the usage of these tools and they do a very good job of explaining how each of them could fit into an agile ecosystem.
It is a great introduction for those new to lean or agile software development, and a great refresher of important principles for the experienced practitioner.
Definitely worth the money! It gave me a lot of thoughts about the problem of our workflow. It is very inspiring. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yantong Liu
During my growth as a software engineer, I learnt about agile through10s of books, 1000s of blogs and podcast, from experienced co-workers, but mainly through experimentation on... Read morePublished 8 months ago by JP
It is a used book but looks the same as a new one. The package is careful to keep the book in a good condition.Published 10 months ago by Yichen
I read this book and I was really delighted. Principles are written in a common sense approach, made me really think about the philosophy behind lean principles. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Juan F. Paulini
Good Used Book that met my needs as advertised so what more can I say but, I am now happyPublished 14 months ago by JR
I was introduced to read this book by my project manager as I am moving from an BA to BIA. Great read/understanding as it comes with great example to each principles.Published 19 months ago by Juliet
this book is well written and presents plenty of reasons why "Agile" can be done with an emphasis on managing work in process rather than focusing management of the SDLC... Read morePublished 20 months ago by William D. Oneil
This was exactly what I thought it would be. A good blend of Lean Principles applicd to the software development world. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by P. A. Hellinga
"Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit" is not only an excellent introduction to lean principles, it also offers a great deal of wisdom about successful software leadership. Read morePublished on December 31, 2009 by Paul Brownell