The Five Habits of Successful Lean Development
Lean principles have been around for quite a while now, long
enough for companies to try them out and see how well they work. So
what does success look like? It turns out that in successful lean
development organizations, people routinely dedicate their intelligence
and creativity to helping the company become and remain successful.
Because of this, the companies themselves are adaptive - they respond
to changing market conditions and opportunities faster than their
competitors. This talk will be about what these successful lean
companies do to energize their workplace.
Mary Poppendieck has been in the Information Technology industry for
thirty years. She has managed solutions in software development, supply
chain management, manufacturing operations, and new product development.
She spearheaded the implementation of a Just-in-Time system in a video
tape manufacturing plant, resulting in dramatic improvements in the
Mary?s team leadership skills were honed in 3M, where new product
development is a core competency. Her teams commercialized products
with embedded software three times faster than normal, partnering with
small suppliers in the process.
A popular writer and speaker, Mary?s classes apply lean principles to
Software Development problems and offer a fresh perspective on software
development processes. Her book Lean Software Development: An Agile
Toolkit was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in
2004. Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash, was
published in 2006, and Leading Lean Software Development was published
in November, 2009.