Friday, March 2, 2007

Interview with the Poppendiecks

InfoQ just recently conducted a video interview with the Poppendiecks. If you don't know who they are, here is an introduction:

Mary and Tom Poppendieck teach and consult worldwide on Lean principles for software. Their practical, customer-focused approach to software development identifies real business value and enables product teams to realize that value. Mary has managed solutions for both operations and new product development. Tom is an enterprise analyst, architect, and agile process mentor.

Lean software gurus Mary and Tom Poppendieck share their years of practical experience, as they speak on the history of Lean thinking, the value of fast delivery and deferred committment, their use of Value Stream Mapping to identify and reduce waste, the importance of identifying and dealing well with cross-organizational and inter-organizational boundaries, and how Lean relates to RUP and Scrum.

They cover a wide variety of topics in this Question and Answer session. Everybody should get something new from it. You can find the video here.

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