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Chapter 4 - Lean Portfolio Management

November 9, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Chapter 4: Lean Portfolio Management

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 4, Lean Portfolio Management. The premise is that managing the work you are feeding the team is more important than how well the team works.


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Chapter 3 - The Big Picture

November 9, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Chapter 3: The Big Picture

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 3, The Big Picture. We talk about why, if you want to see improvements in throughput in product development, it is vital to focus on the entire value stream, the entire process from when an idea is formed until it reaches the user or customer. In fact, a transition to Lean-Agile involves agility in at least four areas.


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Chapter 2 - The Business Case for Agility

November 9, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Chapter 2: The Business Case for Agility

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 2, The Business Case for Agility. We cover the five most important reasons for going Agile and how it is that understanding the whys of Agile helps you with this transition.


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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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