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Shortening Development Times Through Lean Integration

Published with permission from Toolbox for IT. The original post, “Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration” by Leigh Dow can be found here.

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The Director’s Cut:

Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration

by Leigh Dow Director, Toolbox for IT

Spend a few minutes with David Lyle, Informatica’s VP of Product Strategy and you will learn three things. David is passionate about his work, he’s proud of the products they have created and he enjoys meeting with user groups. The Informatica team has developed software by not only listening to what their customers say they need, but maybe even more importantly observing what challenges their customers are trying to tackle through software implementations. The result? Embracing “Lean Integration”, a management system emphasizing continuous improvements and the elimination of waste in end-to-end data integration and process integration activities. (more…)

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Lean Integration Part 10: The Integration Factory

This article is the last installment of the “10 weeks to Lean Integration” series.  If you are joining the discussion now, you may want to start by reading the first posting. But don’t stop following my blog now – the Lean Integration theme will continue in various forms for the rest of the year!

There are many agile development methods and practices including Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Lean Software Development and Pair Programming to name a few. Core principles that most agile methods prescribe include incremental iterations with short time frames, minimal planning, teamwork, collaboration, and process adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project. (more…)

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