In the previous part of this 2-part series, we identified how taking a Lean approach to testing can highlight various wastes that testers face in a project team, and external wastes that end users deal with. This concluding part will identify some solutions that can help with reducing the three types of waste, Muri, Mura and Muda and how continuous improvement can lead on to creating value for the customer.
A Lean Approach to Testing - Part 1
In the first of this 2-part series, we will look at the various inefficiencies that are faced by testers in a project team, and for the users of the software that we are helping to deliver.
No Time to Waste
You have probably heard of the 7 wastes (or 8 or even 9!) which focuses on reducing anything that does not add value within a system. This concept was developed at Toyota relating to manufacturing and later applied to software development practices in 2003.