Sunday, June 05, 2011

Actually all we care about.

Mary Poppendeick is a legend. She's got a fantastic paper about team rewarding, But I've just been reading her paper about lean thinking. "Wow John. Lean's so old now its in a nursing home." but hey I've just Mary's principles of lean thinking. Its nothing new if you aren't  on the agile slug trail but i kinda missed it.

So for everyone else;

here's what you are doing.

Mary and some guy from japan have noticed that:

The Seven Wastes of Software Development
Overproduction = Extra Features
Inventory = Requirements
Extra Processing Steps = Extra Steps
Motion = Finding Information
Defects = Defects Not Caught by Tests
Waiting = Waiting, Including Customers
Transportation = Handoffs

Can you see this in your organisation?

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