Chapter 1. An Agile Developer’s Guide to Lean Software Development
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” —Theophrastus (372 BC–287 BC)
In This Chapter
This chapter describes the basic principles for Lean Software Development, the notion of fast-flexible-flow in the development pipeline, the benefit of value stream mapping, and the way Lean guides Agile teams.
Key insights to take away from this chapter include
• Most errors come from our systems and not from people.
• Lean extends Agile to create a system that helps minimize work-in-process and maximize the speed at which business value is created.
• Lean principles suggest focusing on business value, speed, and quality.
Lean is the name given to Toyota’s method ...
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