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Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are not the Point (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Beck)) by [Poppendieck, Mary, Poppendieck, Tom]
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Building on their breakthrough bestsellers Lean Software Development and Implementing Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck’s latest book shows software leaders and team members exactly how to drive high-value change throughout a software organization―and make it stick. They go far beyond generic implementation guidelines, demonstrating exactly how to make lean work in real projects, environments, and companies.

The Poppendiecks organize this book around the crucial concept of frames, the unspoken mental constructs that shape our perspectives and control our behavior in ways we rarely notice. For software leaders and team members, some frames lead to long-term failure, while others offer a strong foundation for success. Drawing on decades of experience, the authors present twenty-four frames that offer a coherent, complete framework for leading lean software development. You’ll discover powerful new ways to act as competency leader, product champion, improvement mentor, front-line leader, and even visionary.
  • Systems thinking: focusing on customers, bringing predictability to demand, and revamping policies that cause inefficiency
  • Technical excellence: implementing low-dependency architectures, TDD, and evolutionary development processes, and promoting deeper developer expertise
  • Reliable delivery: managing your biggest risks more effectively, and optimizing both workflow and schedules
  • Relentless improvement: seeing problems, solving problems, sharing the knowledge
  • Great people: finding and growing professionals with purpose, passion, persistence, and pride
  • Aligned leaders: getting your entire leadership team on the same page
From the world’s number one experts in Lean software development, Leading Lean Software Development will be indispensable to everyone who wants to transform the promise of lean into reality―in enterprise IT and software companies alike.

About the Author

Mary Poppendieck has led teams implementing various solutions ranging from enterprise supply chain management to digital media. Mary is the president of Poppendieck LLC, which specializes in bringing lean techniques to software development.

Tom Poppendieck,
an enterprise analyst, architect, and agile process mentor, currently assists organizations in applying lean principles and tools to software development processes. The Poppendiecks are authors of Lean Software Development, winner of the 2004 Jolt Software Development Productivity Award, and Implementing Lean Software Development (both from Addison-Wesley).

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If I'm not jumping up and raving about this book it's because I've already read Tom and Mary's previous two books. While the second book was, in my opinion, brilliant; this is merely very good. The insights come thick and fast again; the stories to outline the points are again well selected. While the previous books were about the toolbox and the ways of thinking about Lean Software Development, this goes more into the enclosing context. This book is about the big picture. It gives us a framework for thinking, and starts populating that framework with challenging ideas. I heard Mary say recently, "In root cause analysis you know you've got to a root cause when you get down to a belief that is wrong". This book shows us where many of our beliefs may be wrong; how if we change our beliefs we may think in different ways, act in different ways and get different outcomes. The examples show where these different ways have been shown to be better, and guide us through the beliefs and thinking that led to the better outcomes. Somehow, I suspect that if I'd waited another couple of months until these ideas settle into my mind, I might rate this book equally with their second. But step back and look at the big picture - among all the other books on software development, this already ranks among the greats.
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Yet another great book by Mary and Tom Poppendieck. It follows on from their first 2 books, introducing more principles of lean software management.

This is a book for anyone managing a software team, dept or company. I'm sure the book will generate some good ideas and insights for your team, no matter who you work for.

For example, the book discusses Failure Demand ( the amount of time you spend doing things because the system doesn't work well - ie answering support calls and fixing bugs ).

As always this stuff seems obvious once it's been pointed out - but it isn't obvious.
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When I am reading a technical book, I like to keep a pen handy so I can make my own notes in the book when I see something particularly interesting which I may like to flip back to at a later date. With this particular book, every page contains some of my own scribbles, so needless to say, this is a must read for any employee, aspirational manager or not.
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The Poppendiecks write great books for everyone involved in Lean and/or Agile value delivery. I recommend reading all books in the series (4 as of March 2014).
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Really a MUST read book!
http://lucamezzalira.com/2015/08/25/leading-lean-software-development-book-review/
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