Lean and the Reasons for Going Agile - Part 2

December 6, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Lean and the Reasons for Going Agile - Part 2

Agile helps development teams get their projects done quickly. It helps to make development teams very much more effective. Lean helps the organization to deliver value to customers quickly while retaining the ability to add value quickly in the future.

This is the bottom-line message of two podcasts that talk about how Lean thinking offers compelling reasons for organizations to think about going Agile. This is based on conversations that Alan Shalloway has been having with customers across the country about this. The five most important reasons are:

  • Add value to the business quickly
  • Gaining clarity on customers’ needs
  • Projects can be managed better
  • Early feedback makes for motivated teams
  • Engineer practices favor Agile

In the last podcast, we talked about the first point: adding value to the business quickly. In this show, we cover the other four points. Really, I should have done these four together, but it would have made a show that was just too long. So, be sure to listen to both of them to get the full story.

As you will hear, we are just jumping right into the conversation, so it may feel a little bumpy starting out. I think you will catch on.

Make this series useful for you

As we are dive into the issues of Lean-Agile, we want this series to be really useful to you. So, I would appreciate it if you would drop me a note to jim.trott@netobjectives.com and let me know the topics you want us to cover. And keep checking our blog site at blogs.netobjectives.com for related information and to subscribe to be kept up to date on the shows.

I want this to be very useful to you and want to dive into the issues you care most about. So, I would appreciate it if you would drop me a note to jim.trott@netobjectives.com with the topics you want us to cover. This blog and podcast series is really about how we can provide value to you.

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About the author | Jim Trott

Jim Trott is a senior consultant for Net Objectives. He has used object-oriented and pattern-based analysis techniques throughout his 20 year career in knowledge management and knowledge engineering. He is the co-author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams.



        

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