CAIRO BOOKS's Description
"This remarkable book combines practical advice, ready-to-use techniques,
anda deep understanding of why this is the right way to develop software. I
haveseen software teams transformed by the ideas in this book."
--Mike Cohn, author of Agile Estimating and Planning
"As a lean practitioner myself, I have loved and used their first book for
years.When this second book came out, I was delighted that it was even better.
If youare interested in how lean principles can be useful for software
developmentorganizations, this is the book you are looking for. The
Poppendiecks offer abeautiful blend of history, theory, and practice."
--Alan Shalloway, coauthor of Design Patterns Explained
"I've enjoyed reading the book very much. I feel it might even be better than
thefirst lean book by Tom and Mary, while that one was already
exceptionallygood! Mary especially has a lot of knowledge related to lean
techniques inproduct development and manufacturing. It's rare that these
techniques areactually translated to software. This is something no other book
does well(except their first book)."
"The new book by Mary and Tom Poppendieck provides a well-written
andcomprehensive introduction to lean principles and selected practices for
softwaremanagers and engineers. It illustrates the application of the values
andpractices with well-suited success stories. I enjoyed reading it."
" In Implementing Lean Software Development, the Poppendiecks explore
moredeeply the themes they introduced in Lean Software Development. They
beginwith a compelling history of lean thinking, then move to key areas such
asvalue, waste, and people. Each chapter includes exercises to help you apply
keypoints. If you want a better understanding of how lean ideas can work
withsoftware, this book is for you."
--Bill Wake, independent consultant
In 2003, Mary and Tom Poppendieck's Lean Software Development introduced
breakthrough development techniques that leverage Lean principles to deliver
unprecedented agility and value. Now their widely anticipated sequel and
companion guide shows exactly how to implement Lean software development,
This new book draws on the Poppendiecks' unparalleled experience helping
development organizations optimize the entire software value stream. You'll
discover the right questions to ask, the key issues to focus on, and techniques
proven to work. The authors present case studies from leading-edge software
organizations, and offer practical exercises for jumpstarting your own Lean
initiatives. Managing to extend, nourish, and leverage agile practices Building
true development teams, not just groups Driving quality through rapid feedback
and detailed discipline Making decisions Just-in-Time, but no later Delivering
fast: How PatientKeeper delivers 45 rock-solid releases per year Making
tradeoffs that really satisfy customers Implementing Lean Software Development
is indispensable to anyone who wants more effective development
processes--managers, project leaders, senior developers, and architects in
enterprise IT and software companies alike.