GA 178 | How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development with Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer

This week’s guests are Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer. Liam and Greg shared how they use both lean and agile in the software development space. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires them (3:01)
  • Their backgrounds (3:53)
  • What it means to be in software development (5:50)
  • How they use lean and agile (7:19)
  • How they first learned about lean (10:21)
  • The kinds of kanban they use (11:53)
  • All about agile (12:34)
  • What they’re looking for in the beta tests (15:10)
  • Some of the challenges they’ve faced (17:56)
  • Lessons they’ve learned from cloud functionality (21:47)
  • Other lean principles they use (24:43)
  • Advice they have for newcomers (28:19)
  • Trends they see coming (29:37)
  • What “Respect for People” means to them (32:30)
  • The best advice they’ve ever received (34:35)
  • A project that didn’t go as expected (35:14)
  • The knowledge or skill areas they want to improve (39:17)
  • Final words of wisdom (41:48)

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1 Comment

  1. Bryan Wright

    October 5, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    I enjoyed listening to GA 178. Working for a software company, combining Agile and Lean are important for our success. We continue to strive to improve and “we have always done it that way” is a thing of the past to remain competitive in the market.