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A fun and passionate conversation with the authors of Lean Software Development

Mary and Tom Poppendieck coined the term Lean Software Development and have some great stories to inspire you.

Many agile concepts came from the manufacturing space. Mary and Tom share the decades of experience that brought them to define the term Lean Software Development. As always, they use the power of stories to talk about how organizations need to think differently about how they organize and optimize team flow.

It was a joy listening to them and I hope you enjoy it as well.

I learned about Mary and Tom from reading their first book, which I highly recommend you add to your reading list: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit. Here is a list of all their publications.

You can reach Mary at or follow her on Twitter @mpoppendieck.


Mary Poppendieck

Tom Poppendieck

About the Agile in Action with Bill Raymond podcast

This business-focused podcast focuses on an audience that is passionate about making positive change in their organizations. The podcast presents interviews with leaders and practitioners who work tirelessly to modernize how teams work.

The Agile in Action with Bill Raymond podcast is sponsored in part by Cambermast LLC, an agile consulting firm that helps customers bridge the divide between business and technical leadership to improve team effectiveness.

Hosted by: Bill Raymond

Executive Producer: Reama Dagasan

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