Companies that are just entering the software market may think all they need is a solid team of talented programmers to guarantee success. But those who are well-versed in software delivery know that it is a fairly complex process, requiring more than just coding knowledge.
The success rate of IT projects is finally starting to improve after years of poor performance. A recent report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) divided companies into champions and failures. Champions are those companies with an 80 percent success rate on IT projects, while underperformers (or failures) delivered 60 percent or fewer projects successfully.
The concept of Lean Software Development (LSD) is credited to Dr. Robert Charette in 1993. Ten years later, Tom and Mary Poppendieck published “Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit.”