Sunday, June 3, 2012

TPS in Software Develpment - The Seven Wastes in Software Development



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
Extra Features
Building the wrong thing - Relearning
Paperwork - Handoffs
Waiting for information - Delays
Task Switching
Defects

Articles on seven wastes in software development:

http://e-technologymanagement.com/tm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=252:the-7-software-development-wastes-part-1&catid=58:lean&Itemid=81



More detailed articles on each waste item

Partially done work


Overproduction - Extra features

Extra features
Over production - Jack Milunsky

Building the wrong thing - Rework - Relearning


Relearning
Transportation - Handing off is equal to transportation says Milunsky



Handoffs

Delays

Task switching

Defects



Finding Wastes in Software Development


How to find waste in software development?
http://www.umsl.edu/~htp4b/find_waste.html

Value stream mapping for software delivery

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