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  • Book Excerpt: Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

    by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck on  Sep 18, 2006 6

    In 2003 Mary and Tom Poppendieck adapted the revolutionary principles of Lean manufacturing for software development. Their new book offers a blend of history, theory, and practice, drawing on their experience optimizing the software "value stream". They present the right questions to ask, the key issues to focus on, and techniques proven to work for those implementing a lean software process.

  • What is Agility, and Why Should You Care?

    by Mishkin Berteig on  May 16, 2006 4

    Coach Mishkin Berteig introduces the benefits of Agility with two stories of highly responsive teams, and outlines some further reading. Agile helps people work more effectively by empowering teams, amplifying learning and eliminating waste. Agility teaches the team to modify its own working process over time, always with a view to providing more value to the enterprise while reducing waste.

  • Being Agile Without Going Overboard

    by Venkat Subramaniam on  May 10, 2006 1

    Agile Software Development is gaining popularity. But, what does it mean to be agile? Is it using unit testing, continuous integration, following XP, Scrum? In this article Venkat Subramaniam discusses how to incrementally introduce agility into a project which is in trouble and not currently agile.

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