Review: Leading Lean Software Development

Leading Lean Software Development: Results are not the point (2009) is the third book about Lean Software from Mary and Tom Poppendieck. Previously they wrote  Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash (2006) and Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit (2003).

In a very clear progression they’ve gone from a toolkit where all the underlying principles are defined to implementation and then leadership. Too bad I only see this now after reading the last book first.

In Leading Lean Software Development they present 24 frames from which to view the software development process in terms of leadership. These frames represent manifestations of leadership across different aspects of the development process. Not one person is expected to fulfill all these leading roles. In fact the frames are grouped in fours and assigned to different leaders, with some overlap. Continue reading “Review: Leading Lean Software Development”