Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. By Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck. Publisher: Addison Wesley. Pub Date: May 08, Lean Software. Development. An Agile Toolkit. Mary Poppendieck. Tom Poppendieck. Boston • San Francisco • New York • Toronto • Montreal. London • Munich. Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit In Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental “lean” principles, adapt.

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XPOulu, Finland Over digitial, high-resolution photographs. Book Description Lean Software Development: While it doesn’t come natural for many engineers, the authors strongly recommend the need of retrospectives and feedback which are important to course correct early and often. Keep your options open as long as practical, but no longer.

Now I know about lean and like it very much. Jim Highsmith Foreword by. Sep 16, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is presented as a series of tools which are each explained in quite specific ways.

Jan 01, Mahesh rated it it was amazing. Better, cheaper, faster software development.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck

The tools presented are: Energize Workers The time and energy of bright, creative people are the scarce resources in today’s economy. This is the second book Dennis loaded me to read as we adopt the SAFe methodology.


This book explains how to apply Agile with principles, practices and advice based on facts and historical experiences. Decide as late as possible: XPTrondheim, Pippendieck Over 1, digitial, high-resolution photographs for full screen display.

Don’t Tolerate Defects If you expect to find defects during final verification, your development process is defective.

But to introduce Lean to Popepndieck, it’s powerful and effective. Trivia About Lean Software Dev Mary is currently the President of Poppendieck LLC, a consulting firm specializing in bringing lean production techniques to software development. It offers questions and new ways to evaluate your current practices. AgileWashington, DC Over digitial, high-resolution photographs for full screen display.

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

A key point from the book is the power of principles: Optional Scope Try This 8. Nice book about Lean techniques in Software Development, especially the details about the 7 principles. This is probably the best book on management of software development that I have read so far. Ideal to reflect on scrum and agile from a different perspective.


This book seemed a lot more repetitive than their last book. I took this book in order to better understand how to be productive in my day to day activities at work – this book is not for that. In Lean Software DevelopmentMary and Tom Poppendieck identify seven fundamental “lean” principles, adapt them for poppendieco world of sodtware development, and show how they can serve as the foundation for agile development approaches that work.

Finally Mary and Tom provide great insights into how one could structure customer contracts in a lean agile world.

They provide great examples on why its important to empower the team to make the decisions rather than a top down approach. To ask other readers questions about Lean Software Developmentplease sign up.

Is the agile reference I wish I had read before.

Book was published and later edition could give better references to the most recent development in the industry.