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Mary and Tom Poppendieck on the Seven Principles of Lean Software Development

“Requires a change in culture that some companies can’t achieve, those that have achieved massive performance improvements”

A summary of the principles from the Poppendieck’s momentus book… 301 more words


Little Tim and the messy house

A cute little boy, Tim, lives in a messy house.

In the morning Tim’s mum, Tina, spends an hour looking for rubbish in the house, when she finds some, she writes a note on a piece of paper where she describes the steps that she followed when she found it, and sticks the note in one of 5 different drawers. 639 more words

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Thin Vertical Slices of Value

I recently had a conversation with two colleagues where I was trying to explain the advantages of frequently delivering thin vertical slices of value, versus working on separated components and integrating at the end. 1,108 more words

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Lean Software Development - my Experience

Dear Leanlites,

I am Rajavel, working in one of the R&D product companies in India. In this blog I share my experiences on applying lean principles for software development (LSD) and also explore couple of topics on lean software development such as… 472 more words


Do agile organisations need a Test Manager?

I have had this discussion a few times in the last few years, the question whether or not agile organisations need Test Managers keeps coming up. 474 more words

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Lean Manufacturing Consultant How can help you?

Lean Manufacturing is that the processes, techniques, ways and initiatives being enforced by corporations round the world that aim to reduce spare and unproductive tasks, activities and behaviours within the work setting. 736 more words

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The Resource Utilisation Paradox - On why less is more

Traditional management approaches have often put high resource utilisation levels at the top of managers agenda as a recipe for effective management, assuming that existing not fully utilised resources are waste. 756 more words

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