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Authors: Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck, Ken Schwaber (Foreword by), Jim Highsmith
ISBN-13: 9780321150783, ISBN-10: 0321150783
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date Published: May 2003
Edition: New Edition

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Author Biography: Mary Poppendieck

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.

Book Synopsis

Lean Software Development shows software professionals how to achieve breakthrough quality, savings, speed, and business value by adapting the seven "lean" principles that have already revolutionized manufacturing and R&D. Drawing on 25+ years' experience leading enterprise projects, the authors show how to use these principles to create agile processes that work - because they're optimized for your environment.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Eliminate Waste1
Ch. 2Amplify Learning15
Ch. 3Decide as Late as Possible47
Ch. 4Deliver as Fast as Possible69
Ch. 5Empower the Team95
Ch. 6Build Integrity In125
Ch. 7See the Whole153
Ch. 8Instructions and Warranty179




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