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Books on Lean Softare Developement: How are they related?

 
Klaus Meucht
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Hello Mary and Tom

Now you've written 2 books about Lean Software Development.
What are the differences? Can I read the new book, before the older one?

With best regards

Klaus Meucht
 
Mary Poppendieck
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The first book discusses why lean is a good idea and how it applies to software development. It is meant for skeptics who need to be convinced. The second book assumes that the idea of lean/agile software development is accepted - so the reader is saying to themselves "Okay, now what do I do about it?" The second book can be read alone by someone who has bought-into agile development. If not, start with the first one. There is almost no overlap between the books - we worked hard not to repeat ideas that were already presented in the first book, at least, not in the same way.

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