Lean Software Development Toolkit

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Proactively communicate with Product Owner, Project Manager, Technical Leads, Software Developer and any other stakeholders to identify information needs, facilitate information exchange, and ensure adherence to business requirements.

More Uses of the Lean Software Development Toolkit:

  • Ensure you have successfully deliver projects in an agile development and work closely with team members and customers to build solutions.

  • Drive: document, communicate and validate business, functional design, and process requirements throughout the customer engagement.

  • Be accountable for utilizing solid software engineering practices as code refactoring, code review, unit testing, and regression test case creation and monitoring.

  • Be accountable for building innovative solutions for your design software tools by designing, developing, troubleshooting, or debugging software programs.

  • Arrange that your organization evaluates in depth market analysis and leads business case for optimization of existing products/solutions alternatives and/or to create the next generation of new products.

  • Manage work with UX leadership to develop your UX strategy and lead a team of talented designers to execute it in design practice.

  • Ensure you seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom up innovation and create buy in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.

  • Ensure you lead the process for discovering business strategy needs, end user needs and dependencies of multiple products in the eco system to build product strategy and product roadmap.

  • Manage work with expert engineers, peer developers, testers, and product marketing in an agile environment to create innovative software solutions to tackle cutting edge problems.

  • Audit: define the teams roadmap, success metrics, and priorities in close collaboration with other engineering teams and multi functional partners.

  • Ensure you collaborate with teams doing lean software development, agile software development, and/or continuous deployment practices.

  • Ensure all process related deliverables to customers are complete, consistent, high quality, on time and deliver valued outcomes.

  • Improve standards and metrics to ensure compliance with Risk/Compliance and Data Governance requirements across multiple systems.

  • Lead: own the process of coordinating with business and delivery team to prioritize capabilities and features with goal to define mvp and stretch goals for the product.

  • Be accountable for adhering to, promoting, and helping maintain development standards and best practices; participates in regular code review.

  • Collaborate with leadership to identify and prioritize research projects, define your user research strategy, and oversee the execution of user research that supports the design and development of your products.

  • Collaborate with leadership to define your user research strategy and oversee the execution of user research that supports the design and development of your products.

  • Identify areas of process/platform improvement and recommend solutions to gain process efficiencies, improve long term platform sustainability, and increase adoption rates.

  • Govern: actively engage with subject experts in solution envisioning and feature development to help lower the adoption threshold of the software.

  • Collaborate with partners to understand the impact of user research on product strategy and measure effectiveness of product features.

  • Evaluate: net, nosql, docker, kubernetes, aws, serverless, agile sdlc, continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment.

  • Be accountable for building innovative solutions for your design software tools by collaborating, designing, developing, troubleshooting, or debugging software programs.

  • Manage work with peer developers, testers, and customer representatives in an agile environment to create innovative illumination optical software solutions to tackle cutting edge problems.

  • Develop cutting edge solutions to maximize the performance, scalability, and distributed processing capabilities of the system.

  • Methodize: partner closely with business leaders, product owners, development team and project managers to define minimum viable product.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Lean Software Development Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Lean Software Development related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Lean Software Development specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Lean Software Development Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Lean Software Development improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Does the purchasing policy encourage developing a supply chain of the correct size and demographic to be effectively managed and participate in cooperative relationships to enhance value?

  2. How do you assure that the highest value projects are moving through rapidly and/or getting a disproportionate level of support and oversight?

  3. What product development frameworks /project management methods are critical to consider when applying lean to product development processes?

  4. Are guidelines for continuous improvement sufficiently developed for an effective organization-wide transformation to lean?

  5. Where else do other organizations typically fail from what you have seen when developing a Lean Six Sigma deployment plan?

  6. Is there a need for better handover of requirements to key developers in a product department in your organization?

  7. What triggered the introduction of changes, and what impact did it have on the approach to product development?

  8. How is further development or stronger utilization of lean management currently driven in your organization?

  9. How to scale agile lean development practices in a large distributed software development organization?

  10. Do you lean towards agile, centrist, traditional, anarchic, or formal software development practices?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Lean Software Development book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Lean Software Development self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Lean Software Development Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Lean Software Development areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Lean Software Development Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Lean Software Development projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Lean Software Development Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Lean Software Development project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Team Performance Assessment: Which situations call for a more extreme type of adaptiveness in which team members actually re-define roles?

  2. Procurement Audit: Budget controls: does your organization maintain an up-to-date (approved) budget for all funded activities, and perform a comparison of that budget with actual expenditures for each budget category?

  3. Lessons Learned: How well did the Lean Software Development project Manager respond to questions or comments related to the Lean Software Development project?

  4. Network Diagram: What is your organizations history in doing similar activities?

  5. Risk Register: What further options might be available for responding to the risk?

  6. Activity Duration Estimates: Is a work breakdown structure created to organize and to confirm the scope of each Lean Software Development project?

  7. Quality Audit: What data about organizational performance is routinely collected and reported?

  8. Source Selection Criteria: In which phase of the acquisition process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  9. Lessons Learned: Who had fiscal authority to manage the funding for the Lean Software Development project, did that work?

  10. Procurement Audit: Was the estimation of contract value in accordance with the criteria fixed in the Directive?

Step-by-step and complete Lean Software Development Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Lean Software Development project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Lean Software Development project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Lean Software Development project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Lean Software Development project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Lean Software Development project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Lean Software Development project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Lean Software Development project with this in-depth Lean Software Development Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Lean Software Development projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Lean Software Development and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Lean Software Development investments work better.

This Lean Software Development All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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