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Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith

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Chapter 21. Lean Development

 

Businesses are finding too often that their software systems act as brakes on their competitiveness, rather than as accelerators. Businesses are discovering that while their markets change rapidly, their software systems do not.

 
 --Bob Charette, Foundations of Lean Development

One-third the time, one-third the budget, one-third the defect rate. These are the goals of Lean Development, a software management approach originated by Bob Charette. While most other ASDEs are tactical in nature, Bob thinks that the major changes required to become Agile must be initiated from the top of the organization. Organizational strategy becomes the context within which Agile processes can operate effectively. Without this strategic ...

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