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Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by James W. Newkirk, Will Stott

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32. Generating Business Value

IN THIS CHAPTER, we will look at the potential of lean thinking to change the economics of software development so that we can identify value and make it flow, thereby allowing customers to pull products into production at a time when they can generate the most business value from them. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion about how Agile software development complements process improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma, which other areas of your organization may already be promoting.

Lean Thinking

When people talk about generating value, they usually mean doing more with less, and when researching this subject you can’t go very far without encountering the Toyota Production System. Indeed, most books ...

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