Toyota production developed on the basis of eliminating seven wastes. Mary and Tom Poppendieck came out with seven wastes in software development to improve the productivity of software development activity.
The seven wastes of software development are:
Partially Done Work
Building the wrong thing - Relearning
Paperwork - Handoffs
Waiting for information - Delays
Articles on seven wastes in software development:
More detailed articles on each waste item
Partially done work
Overproduction - Extra features
Over production - Jack Milunsky
Building the wrong thing - Rework - Relearning
Transportation - Handing off is equal to transportation says Milunsky
Finding Wastes in Software Development
How to find waste in software development?
Value stream mapping for software delivery