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Exploring Lean Principles

by Chris Behrens

In this course, you'll learn about the history of Lean Processes, beginning with the miracle of the Toyota Production System and how it came about. You'll learn how to apply the lessons of Lean to software development, and to eliminate waste.

What you'll learn

You can be Agile, and still have waste and defects in your processes - this is what Lean Software Development aims to tackle. In this course, Exploring Lean Principles, you will gain the ability to apply Lean Processes and thinking to your own software enterprise. First, you will learn what Lean is and how it relates to Agile. Next, you will discover the Seven Principles of Lean and the Seven Wastes in software development. Finally, you will explore how to apply what you have learned in your own enterprise. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Lean Software Development needed to eliminate waste and build quality in with your work in software.

About the author

Chris B. Behrens is a writer, speaker and software developer, specializing in DevOps. He has been a developer and architect for more than twenty years focusing on small to medium size companies and the development changes they face. He focuses on his flavor of Fear Based Development, whereby a developer ranks their tasks in descending order of anxiety, and how to tackle them in that order. Chief among these anxiety-inducing processes is software deployment, a topic that Behrens focuses upon. He ... more

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