Dean Leffingwell author of Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Agile Software Development Series) was the guest on the Businss901 podcast. After reading this book, I thought it was an outstanding contribution to improving the agile team and environment. One Amazon reviewer categorized it as “The organization of the book builds “tactical” topics one-by-one with the three main levels of the enterprise: starting with the team, then discussing the program level and concluding at the enterprise portfolio level. “But no need to retell the whole book here — it’s easier to read it. It’s a great read for anyone looking for systematic and efficient ways of improving software development at scale.”
I talked to Dean so long that I divided the podcast into two parts. The 2nd part will publish next Tuesday and it is the portion of the podcast where we take the deep dive into building the Lean Agile Software Enterprise. This podcast is short, it is under thirty minutes and touches more upon Dean’s experience with organizations rather than his mastery of Lean Agile Software Requirements.
About: Dean Leffingwell is a consultant, entrepreneur, software executive and technical author who provides product strategy, business advisory services and enterprise-level agility coaching to large software enterprises.
Mr. Leffingwell was founder and CEO of consumer marketing identity company ProQuo, Inc. Dean has also served as chief methodologist to Rally Software and as business consultant to Ping Identity Corporation and Roving Planet, Inc. Formerly, he served as Vice President of Rational Software, now IBM’s Rational Division, where he was responsible for the Rational Unified Process and promulgation of the UML. Previously, Leffingwell was co-founder and CEO of software tools company Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro for requirements management, which was acquired by Rational. Mr. Leffingwell was also the founder and CEO of RELA, Inc., and publicly held Colorado MEDtech.
Dean’s other Book(Amazon): Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises