Monthly Archives: July 2007

Seven Wastes of Software Development

Lean Manufacturing identifies a well known seven wastes. Mary Poppendieck maps these to the seven wastes of software development:

Manufacturing Software Development
Overproduction Extra Features
Inventory Requirements
Extra Processing Steps Extra Steps
Motion Finding Information
Defects Defects Not Caught by Tests
Waiting Waiting – including customers
Transportation Handoffs

Let’s always think about how ways to reduce waste.