5S in software development

5S is a “tool” from Lean Thinking that covers workplace organisation in order to facilitate reducing waste. This is mainly because everything has it place and the most commonly used items are closest in reach. Simply put, whatever you need is always available in a certain designated spot, so you […]

The Lean Equation

Some of may have heard about something called the sales equation, which is an formula that uses several parameters and indicates how you can improve your sales or your profit. The theory behind the equation is that you only have 4 factors that impact how much you sell: The number […]

A Lean Approach to Project Management

Lean project management applies the core principles of Lean Thinking to reinforce the effectiveness of project management by emphasising iterative discovery and problem solving, value delivery and eliminating wasteful tasks, resulting in improved quality, reduced total elapsed project time and reduced project costs. – Steven C. Bell and Michael A. […]

The 7 wastes of software development

In a previous blog post I talked about applying Lean Thinking to a software development environment and what concepts can be translated from the Lean Manufacturing Practices. Another concept within Lean Thinking involves getting rid of all the waste. In a manufacturing environment, these are considered to be the 7 […]