Lean Software Development in Action

Authors: Janes, Andrea, Succi, Giancarlo

  • Illustrates how goal-oriented, automated measurement can be used to create Lean organizations and to facilitate the development of Lean software
  • Proposes an automatic, non-invasive measurement approach that especially appeals to small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Includes lots of practical hints, advanced questions and detailed summaries
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About this book

This book illustrates how goal-oriented, automated measurement can be used to create Lean organizations and to facilitate the development of Lean software, while also demonstrating the practical implementation of Lean software development by combining tried and trusted tools.

In order to be successful, a Lean orientation of software development has to go hand in hand with a company’s overall business strategy. To achieve this, two interrelated aspects require special attention: measurement and experience management. In this book, Janes and Succi provide the necessary knowledge to establish “Lean software company thinking,” while also exploiting the latest approaches to software measurement. A comprehensive, company-wide measurement approach is exactly what companies need in order to align their activities to the demands of their stakeholders, to their business strategy, etc. With the automatic, non-invasive measurement approach proposed in this book, even small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have the resources to introduce heavyweight processes will be able to make their software development processes considerably more Lean.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I, “Motivation for Lean Software Development,” explains just what “Lean Production” means, why it can be advantageous to apply Lean concepts to software engineering, and which existing approaches are best suited to achieving this. Part II, “The Pillars of Lean Software Development,” presents the tools needed to achieve Lean software development: Non-invasive Measurement, the Goal Question Metric approach, and the Experience Factory. Finally, Part III, “Lean Software Development in Action,” shows how different tools can be combined to enable Lean Thinking in software development.

The book primarily addresses the needs of all those working in the field of software engineering who want to understand how to establish an efficient and effective software development process. This group includes developers, managers, and students pursuing an M.Sc. degree in software engineering.

About the authors

Andrea Janes is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (University of Klagenfurt, 2014) and a MSc in Business Informatics (Technical University of Vienna, 2001), has been passionate about programming for more than 25 years and has always found it interesting to combine aspects of Economics with aspects of Computer Science.

Giancarlo Succi is Professor of Software Engineering at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. Before joining the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, he was Professor at the University of Alberta, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and Assistant Professor at the University of Trento. Giancarlo holds a Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (Genova, 1988), an MSc in Computer Science (SUNY Buffalo, 1991), and a PhD in Computer and Electrical Engineering (Genova, 1993). Giancarlo has been active in Agile Methods since the late '90s, is one of the two founders of the XP20KY conference series, has worked with companies applying Agile methods, and has also obtained research grants in this area. He also serves as a consultant for major public and private organizations worldwide, is a Fulbright Scholar and an accredited scout master with Wood Badge.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51905-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lean Software Development in Action
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00503-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00503-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44178-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51905-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 393
Number of Illustrations and Tables
125 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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