Agile Software Development, Scrum, Extreme Programing, XP, Test Driven Development, TDD, Feature Driven Development, FDD, Lean, DSDM, Behavior Driven Development, BDD, Refactoring, Pair Programming, Kanban

Lean Beyond Software Development

Lean principles can be applied to projects other than software development. IT organizations typically need to deploy a variety of commercial software systems, such as HR and Accounting systems, portals, and line-of-business packages. I will (1) present a case study of the selection of an HR system for a small to medium sized business, (2) show that a lean approach to this sort of project can save time and effort, and improve solution quality, (3) discuss challenges we encountered and their resolution, and (4) suggest a generalized structure for lean project management for non-software-development projects.

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