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Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash by Tom Poppendieck, Mary Poppendieck

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Chapter 5. Speed

Deliver Fast

Speed is the absence of waste.

If you diligently work to eliminate waste, you will increase the percentage of time you spend adding value during each process cycle. And you will deliver faster—probably much faster.

This fundamental lean equation works in manufacturing. It works in logistics. It works in office operations. PatientKeeper provides a good example of how this works in software development.

PatientKeeper

Five years ago a killer application emerged in the health care industry: Give doctors access to patient information on a PDA. Today (2006) PatientKeeper appears to be winning the race to dominate this exploding market. It has overwhelmed its competition with the capability to bring new products and ...

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