Half-day Tutorial: Lean Software Development Workshop

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Lean Software Development Workshop (e.g. Kanban, Flow and Kaizen) uses a lean-agile focus to help everyone involved in developing, enhancing and maintaining software employ the Principles of Lean to enhance the delivery of value-added work.

Some topics that are particular to Lean are:

  • Value stream mapping
  • Utilization theory
  • Think products, not projects
  • How testing (QA)is embedded as part of the process
  • A focus on people and process – how this is different from basic Agile
  • Levering work cells
  • How focusing on flow can eliminate waste

Note this workshop is hands-on and “things” will be thrown!

Key Learning Points

  • How lean concepts can be applied to software projects
  • How Kanban can be applied to identify bottlenecks
  • How is testing incorporated into lean methods like Kanban
  • How to apply a hybrid lean agile approach to software projects



Tom Cagley leads DCG’s Software Process Improvement and Software Measurement Consulting Practices. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Tom has held technical and managerial positions in different industries as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance, and systems analysis. He is a frequent speaker at metrics, quality, and project management conferences. His areas of expertise encompass methods and metrics, quality integration, quality assurance, and the application of the SEI’s CMMI® to achieve process improvements. Tom is the current President of the International Function Point Users Group. He also is an active blogger and podcaster, hosting and editing the Software Process and Measurement Cast.