Incorporating lean manufacturing and lean IT principles and practices is essential to delivering software to your customers quickly and easily. This course, Lean Software Development Fundamentals, will help you understand how the lean principles can be applied to software development so that you can more efficiently deliver software. First, you'll look at how the seven lean software principles apply to a software development team. Next, you'll discover what practices a team can introduce to help make the transition to lean easier, and how Kanban can help to make a team more efficient. Finally, you'll also get to think through a fictional example of a software development team delivering a call center application to their business. By the end of this course, you'll better understand how to develop your software in a lean way, and ultimately, you'll be able to deliver with increased efficiency.
Stephen Haunts is an experienced Software Developer and Leader who has worked across multiple business domains including Computer Games, Finance, and Healthcare Retail and Distribution. Stephen has worked in languages ranging from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and then finding his love of C# and .NET.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Stephen Haunts, and welcome to my course, Lean Software Development Fundamentals. I'm a software developer and leader who has worked across many diverse industries such as video games, financial services, and healthcare, over the last 20 years. Lean software development is a development philosophy that has roots back into the automotive manufacturing industry at Toyota, and has been adapted to help us develop software better for our customers. In this course, we're going to introduce the idea of Lean software development. We'll be covering some of the following topics. First we'll look at the history of Lean manufacturing so that you can see the roots of Lean. Then we'll explore how Lean relates to software development. We'll then look at how Lean and Agile can work together. We'll then follow up by looking at some of the software practices that you can use to help support Lean. We'll then finish up by looking at Kanban and how this can help you run and organize a Lean software project. By the end of this course, you'll understand how Lean practices can be applied to your software project, And how it can be used to complement any already existing Agile practices adopted by your team. In this course we'll briefly cover the basics of Agile software development before we look at Lean. If you want a more in-depth look at Agile software development, then I recommend you check out my other course in Pluralsight called Agile Fundamentals. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about Lean software development with the Lean Software Development Fundamentals course here at Pluralsight.