by Mary and Tom Poppendick
What I Liked The Most
- The Seven Principles of Lean Software Development with their associated common myths.
- The Seven Wastes of Software Development.
- All chapters address topics that are still at the heart of our concerns: customer experience, project versus product, business relationships, design for operations, accountability, psychological safety, leadership, and so on.
What Important Lessons I Learned
- Copying practices without understanding the underlying principles have a long history of mediocre results.
- You can’t sustain high speed unless you build quality in.
- Every time a defect is detected, stop the line, find the root cause, and devise a way to prevent a similar defect from occurring in the future.
- If you focus on driving utilization up, things will slow down.
- Do not undermine team cooperation by rewarding individual performance.
This book is incredibly rich. It is impossible to summarize its teachings in a few points without omitting major contributions. In my opinion, this book is the root of all the other books classified under the label ‘DevOps’.
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