XPDay 2003 - Lean and keen

Mary Poppendieck gave the keynote speech and focussed on the (self-interested!) reasons that development teams should be keen to practice Lean Development. She did a great job of explaining ideas such as kaizen, muda (waste) and value chain analysis, and I hope that anyone present who was unaware of the lean principles went away interested to find out more. (Oh and her book is a cracking good read, too!)