Category Archives: Lean


Lean thinking is important for scaling agile in several ways: Lean provides an explanation for why many of the agile practices work.  For example, Agile Modeling’s practices of light weight, initial requirements envisioning followed by iteration modeling and just-in-time (JIT) Read more…


In Implementing Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck show how the seven principles of lean manufacturing can be applied to optimize the whole IT value stream. These principles are: Eliminate waste. Lean thinking advocates regard any activity that does Read more…


One of the key philosophies of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit is that it presents software development teams with choices and guides them through making the right choices given the situation they face.  In other words, it helps them to Read more…

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