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#044 - Mary and Tom Poppendieck - lean software development

No Nonsense Podcast

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Mary and Tom Poppendieck about Lean and Software Development. Organizations have queues because they don't care about the customer. The three rules of lean, customer focus, flow and highly efficient expert teams. Scale your organization like a micro services architecture. Its not about doing the work right its about doing the right work. Don't focus on utilization focus on the value we provide. Don't copy practices copy the principles behind the practices. Don't centralize processes. Set goals and let teams develop their own processes. Listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast app: | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeart Radio | PlayerFM | Amazon Music | Listen Notes | TuneIn | Audible | Podchaser |  Connect with Mary and Tom @ http://www.poppendieck.com/  or leanessays.com,  Murray via email or Shane in the Twitter-sphere  @shagility. The No Nonsense Podcast is sponsored by: Simply Magical Data

1hr 8mins

24 Jun 2022

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#91 - Lean Software Development Principles and Mindset - Mary & Tom Poppendieck

Tech Lead Journal

"Pull, don’t push. Don’t tell people what to do. Tell them what results you want and let them figure out how best to achieve the outcome that’s needed." Mary & Tom Poppendieck are the co-authors of several books related to Agile and Lean, including their award-winning book “Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit” published in 2003. In this episode, Mary & Tom shared about lean software development, its principles and mindset, and the concept of a pull system. Mary & Tom then pointed out the problems of having proxies in software development and how it is much better to manage by the outcomes by having the people directly figuring out the best way to achieve those outcomes. Later on, Mary & Tom talked about the concept of flow, why it is important to optimize flow, and how to optimize flow by analyzing the value stream map and minimizing approval process. Listen out for: Career Journey - [00:05:26] Lean Software Development - [00:18:50] Pull, Don’t Push - [00:23:34] Proxies - [00:31:00] Managing by Outcome - [00:37:10] Optimizing Flow - [00:41:18] Value Stream Map & Approvals - [00:47:00] 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:55:05] _____ Mary Poppendieck’s Bio Mary wrote the now-classic book “Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit”, proposing an approach which focuses on customers, respects software engineers, concentrates on learning, and leverages flow. Mary is a popular writer and speaker. Sequels of her first book include “Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash”, “Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point” and “The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions”. Tom Poppendieck’s Bio Tom has over three decades of experience in computing, including several years of work with object technology. Tom holds a PhD in Physics and has taught physics for ten years. He is the coauthor of four books: “Lean Software Development” (2003), “Implementing Lean Software Development” (2006), “Leading Lean Software Development” (2009) and “Lean Mindset” (2013). Follow Mary and Tom: Website – http://www.poppendieck.com/ Mary’s blog – http://www.leanessays.com/ Mary’s Twitter – @mpoppendieck Our Sponsor Today’s episode is proudly sponsored by Skills Matter, the global community and events platform for software professionals. Skills Matter is an easier way for technologists to grow their careers by connecting you and your peers with the best-in-class tech industry experts and communities. You get on-demand access to their latest content, thought leadership insights as well as the exciting schedule of tech events running across all time zones. Head on over to skillsmatter.com to become part of the tech community that matters most to you - it’s free to join and easy to keep up with the latest tech trends. Like this episode? Subscribe on your favorite podcast app and submit your feedback. Follow @techleadjournal on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Pledge your support by becoming a patron. For more info about the episode (including quotes and transcript), visit techleadjournal.dev/episodes/91.


6 Jun 2022

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Leadership and Lean Internet of Things with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

The Mob Mentality Show

For a team, is solo leadership the most effective? Or is collective leadership a feasible alternative?Should product responsibility be primarily a solo activity? Or fundamentally the activity of a group?With sometimes drastic differences in timing and supply chain, how can one stay lean in the complicated world of IoT products that not only have software but also have hardware and firmware? Join Chris and Austin for another fantastic time with Mary and Tom Poppendieck. They pick up the discussion where they left off last time and revisit "Leadership and Responsible Engineers." However, this time they focus on collective vs. solo leadership and collective vs. solo responsibility. Then they dive into the "Lean Internet of Things" and techniques for healthy system integrations. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/9SyYPaAD1K4 


4 Apr 2022

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Responsible Engineers and Outcomes with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

The Mob Mentality Show

When it comes to software delivery, what terms do you use to describe results? Products, features, points, enhancements, specs, or requirements? Something else?Who is responsible for software delivery? Who should be? Has Agile missed the boat when it comes to responsibility and leadership? Join Chris and Austin as they discuss "Responsible Engineers and Outcomes" with Mary and Tom Poppendieck. They walkthrough concrete examples of what it looks like for lean teams to maximize outcomes and minimize outputs. While exploring these examples, they touch on customer interaction, feedback, the responsible engineer, and the single threaded leader.You don't want to miss this episode of the Mob Mentality show with two of the biggest thought leaders in lean software development!  Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/0PsX6bAfhSI 


28 Feb 2022

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226 – Mary & Tom Poppendieck: Software Engineering

The 6 Figure Developer Podcast

Mary and Tom Poppendieck join us to talk about Software Engineering: Then, Now, and Next. Mary started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager. Tom is an enterprise analyst and architect, and an agile process mentor. He focuses on identifying real business value and enabling product teams to realize that value. Links http://www.poppendieck.com/ https://www.leanessays.com/ https://twitter.com/mpoppendieck Resources Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon Think Like Amazon “Tempting Time” by Animals As Leaders used with permissions – All Rights Reserved × Subscribe now! Never miss a post, subscribe to The 6 Figure Developer Podcast! Are you interested in being a guest on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast? Click here to check availability!

1hr 9mins

4 Jan 2022

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Profound - Dr Deming - Episode 4 - Mary and Tom Poppendieck


Mary and Tom are instrumental figures on the path I call "Deming to Devops". We discuss their journey from lean to their modern-day thought leadership roles.  Chatting with Mary and Tom about Dr. Deming... it doesn't get any better than this. 


8 May 2021

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Interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Agile Book Club

Get the book.Mary and Tom’s websitePentatonix singing Aha! in Singapore (and Mitch blowing Paul's mind)Support the show (http://patreon.com/agilebookclub)

1hr 17mins

15 Mar 2021

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Lean Software Development by Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Agile Book Club

Get the book.Here's the song I mentioned, and missnamed.This is the company that makes the mystery game. If you sign up for notifications of new games, they give you a free mini game.Here is the one-page contract I used with companies of all sizes for projects up to a quarter of a million dollars.Support the show (http://patreon.com/agilebookclub)

1hr 16mins

1 Mar 2021

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Episode 30: Lean Software Development with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Agile Atelier

Welcome to yet another episode on the Agile Atelier podcast! Today’s topic is Lean Software Development, I have the pleasure of chatting with two special guests – Mary and Tom Poppendieck. Mary and Tom are best known for their book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. Mary started her career as a process control programmer,… Continue reading Episode 30: Lean Software Development with Mary and Tom Poppendieck


4 Nov 2020

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Mary and Tom Poppendieck on #Lean Software & More

Lean Blog Interviews - Healthcare, Manufacturing, Business, and Leadership

Authors and innovators in Lean Software development, Lean thinkers https://www.leanblog.org/391 My guests for Episode #391 are Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck, the authors of books including Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, Implementing Lean Software Development, and The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions. In the episode, we'll hear their thoughts on Lean as "a way of thinking that values people" and how teamwork, problem solving, and customer focus are integral to Lean -- in software or otherwise. How can we build capabilities for problem solving ("producing people") and how can we "learn how to learn"?Questions, Links, and MoreHow did you first discover Lean? How did you come to see the potential applications to software development? You published Lean Software Development in 2003 -- how do you define that term “Lean” and what does it mean to you? How has your view of Lean evolved over those 17 years? What have you learned about Lean / TPS from visiting Japan? Your 2013 book is called "The Lean Mindset" -- as the subtitle says, asking the right questions is important... why so? How do we know what the right questions are? 2009 -- Leading Lean Software Development -- another provocative subtitle... "results are not the point" -- what do you mean? LeanEssays.com Their website: http://poppendieck.com/ Mary on Twitter

1hr 2mins

4 Nov 2020