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Chapter 19: Removing Software Development Waste to Improve Productivity
In Book: Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering (2019)
  • Todd Sedano
  • Paul Ralph
  • Cécile Péraire
Abstract
One way to improve productivity is to reduce waste: objects, properties, conditions, activities, or processes that consume resources without benefiting stakeholders. However, reducing waste can be very challenging. People quickly acclimate to wasteful practices and waste is often hidden by bureaucracy, multitasking, poor prioritization, and invisible cognitive processes. To better understand software development waste, we conducted an in-depth study of waste at Pivotal Software, a large American software development organization, known for using and evolving Extreme Programming. This chapter describes the different kinds of waste we discovered and recommends a variety of strategies for waste removal.
Publication Date
May, 2019
Publisher
Apress
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6_19
Publisher Statement
Citation Information
Todd Sedano, Paul Ralph and Cécile Péraire. "Chapter 19: Removing Software Development Waste to Improve Productivity" In Book: Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cecile_peraire/44/