“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” —William Shakespeare
In This Chapter
This chapter summarizes the ideas of this book—where we have been and where Lean and Agile fit in the context of software development. Lean may have its origins in manufacturing—Toyota is the greatest example—but it applies much more widely. We approach Lean by viewing it as a combination of three bodies of knowledge:
• Lean “science” (principles of pull, theory of constraints, flow)
• Lean management (management and teams can work together)
• Lean knowledge stewardship (how we can learn, coach, and keep our knowledge alive)
It is this approach that lets us apply Lean so powerfully to software product ...
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