Implementing an agile environment with lean practices gives you Lean Agile.
Agile, in itself, values people over processes but without investigating processes one cannot analyze and therefore improve. One argument we hear time and time again on this subject is ” Who do you think would develop a better system: five software developers with their own tools working together in a single room or five low-skilled “hamburger flippers” with a well-defined process, the most sophisticated tools available, and the best offices money could buy?”
We are not sure whoever suggested using hamburger flippers to be used for software development, but we believe world class developers in a collaborative team1 with well defined, yet flexible and continually improving processes prove to be the winning combination. Lean Agile aims to accomplish just that.
Every team, every organization no matter how Agile they are, has a process. Every morning, when you wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast and so on. you have a process. A process that can be analyzed and improved. If you look at all the popular Agile frameworks, Scrum, Kanban and so on. you will see that they too, have a process.
Acquate takes this concept even further by applying Systems Thinking. The result is a collaborative, continually improving, flexible to requirements and in-line with the organizational aim software development process.
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1 A team consists of developers, all of the stake holders as well as end users for us. This definition provides the maximum collaboration and allows the implementation of design thinking.