GA 178 | How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development with Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer

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GA 178 | How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development with Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer

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GA 178 | How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development with Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer

This week’s guests are Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer. Liam and Greg shared how they use both lean and agile in the software development space. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires them (3:01)
  • Their backgrounds (3:53)
  • What it means to be in software development (5:50)
  • How they use lean and agile (7:19)
  • How they first learned about lean (10:21)
  • The kinds of kanban they use (11:53)
  • All about agile (12:34)
  • What they’re looking for in the beta tests (15:10)
  • Some of the challenges they’ve faced (17:56)
  • Lessons they’ve learned from cloud functionality (21:47)
  • Other lean principles they use (24:43)
  • Advice they have for newcomers (28:19)
  • Trends they see coming (29:37)
  • What “Respect for People” means to them (32:30)
  • The best advice they’ve ever received (34:35)
  • A project that didn’t go as expected (35:14)
  • The knowledge or skill areas they want to improve (39:17)
  • Final words of wisdom (41:48)

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Original: http://blog.gembaacademy.com/2017/08/31/ga-178-how-to-apply-lean-and-agile-to-software-development-with-liam-brien-and-greg-zimmer/
By: Jessica Bush
Posted: August 31, 2017, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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