Sunday, November 6, 2011

Being Agile with Lean Software Development

The “Lean” term has only been around in the business world since the 90s, but the underlying concept of lean production goes way back. While Henry Ford wasn’t the father of this approach (lean principles actually have Japanese roots), his strong focus on efficient use of resources is viewed as an important input in the development of this system. Automobile design and manufacture is definitely the industry most people associate with the lean philosophy since Toyota has made a point of marketing around this frugality and value-focused methodology for the last few decades.

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