In the last months I recognized an increasing popularity of "Lean Development" especially in the area of software development. A closer look will show, that "Agile Development" (which is discussed in SOLWorld since a longer time, see http://www.solworld.org/group/karlstadgroup/forum/topics/solution-f...
) is very overlapping with "Lean Development", which has a better acceptance on management level than "Agility" which sounds a bit strange in the ears of some managers....
And everything which is labelled as "lean" nowadays seems to be quite "sexy" and promising much more efficiency and effectiveness in rough times....
Now, we found out, that there are a lot of synergies between "Agile Development" and SF.
So: Are there such synergies between "Lean Development" and SF also ?
Yes, I think so. Check it out by "googeling" for "Lean Development" or by looking to Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
Here a very short overview:
DECIDE AS LATE AS POSSIBLE
INTUITIVE DECISION MAKING
DELIVER AS FAST AS POSSIBLE
EMPOWER THE TEAM
Beyond Scientific Management
BUILD INTEGRITY IN
SEE THE WHOLE