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Agile Methodologies: Lean Software Development (Part 1)

June 22nd, 2014 No comments

Lean is one of the major Agile software development methods that aims at performing only the tasks that are absolutely necessary to provide value to customers. “Value” means any process or activity that the customer is willing to pay for. Tasks that do not provide any customer value are wasteful and should be eliminated. According to Taiichi Ohno, father of Toyota Production System (TPS), waste is defined as anything that does not produce value. During the 1980s, Toyota was a leader in implementing Lean practices.

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