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LEAN TRAINING

Lean Methodology


Lean Methodology

Lean has its origins in Japanese auto manufacturing which revolutionized all types of manufacturing in the 1980s and 1990s. First analyzed by Bob Charette and then popularized by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, Lean has been shown to have promising applicability to the area of agile software development. Lean has recently become a very popular agile methodology, and is often combined in conjunction with the Scrum methodology to provide additional emphasis on workflow efficiencies and waste reduction. Waste comes in many forms such as partially done work, extra procedures, paperwork, task switching, waiting, defects, and others.

Efficient Development Workflow


Efficient and Effective Development Workflow

Lean consists of 7 principles and 21 techniques, all focused around reducing waste. Some examples of Lean techniques to reduce waste include value stream mapping, waste identification, tight feedback loops, iterations, synchronization, set-based development, last responsible moment decisions, queuing theory, self-determination, metrics, economic delay models, team-based motivation, agile leadership, creation of learning environments, conceptual integrity, perceived integrity, refactoring, test automation, and others.

The Lean Advantage


Your Advantage! 

By implementing Lean techniques, you can streamline your agile development process and get a leg up on the competition. Less overhead means higher productivity, employee satisfaction, and most importantly satisfied customers. Your team will gain a reputation of being one of the best in the business. Combining the Lean agile methodology with the Scrum methodology can jump start your development organization on the path to where it needs to be. Three Beacons can help - give us a call to discuss your situation. Our Lean agile development training can be delivered in course or seminar format.

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