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Chapter 1: A Developer's Guide to Lean Software Development

November 1, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Chapter 1: A Developer's Guide to Lean Software Development

This show continues a chapter by chapter discussion about the new book, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, by Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, and Jim Trott. 

This show focuses on Chapter 1, A Developers Guide ot Lean Software Development. We start to answer the question, if Lean's goal is to focus on speed, quality, and low cost. How do you do it?

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The 5 whys of Lean as an answer to the But of Scrum

October 25, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In this blog I discuss the need to get to the root cause of why so many teams are not having success with Scrum.  Merely saying management is not removing impediments or labeling it "Scrum but" does not give much indications as to what or where the problems are. The question is "why does this happen and what can we do about it?" I will suggest one of Lean's problem solving tools - "5-whys" - may assist Scrum teams in moving forward.

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Complex Adaptive Systems Redux

October 18, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This is a variant of a post I recently made to the Lean-Agile user group. On the group there has been a lot of talk about the apparent disconnect or conflict between Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and Lean-thinking.

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An Overview of Two New Books

October 12, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio An Overview of Two New Books

In this show, we give overviews of two new books by Net Objectives which we think you will find helpful: The Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams and another is Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. We talk through both of these books: their motivation, their contents, why they are useful. In the next podcast, we will talk about the key ideas in each chapter by chapter of Lean-Agile Software Development, the ideas we have found is truly needed in order to be able to achieve enterprise agility.

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Learning to Manage What Matters – Not Always Intuitive

October 11, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The Intuitive Solution – Not Necessarily Correct

If there is one established measure of business success it is return on investment (ROI). ROI is the mantra of business. If you are a business executive and establish a high ROI for a sustained period of time – you are golden. ROI is easy to calculate – it is a measure of your profits (revenue-less expenses) divided by your expenses. ROI can therefore be achieved by increasing your revenue or decreasing your costs. Doing both has you walk on water.

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Al Shalloway
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