Mary Poppendieck opened STAR East this morning by asserting that "Your development and testing processes are defective". Mary has long been a proponent of lean software development. She maintains that if you routinely find defects during verification you have a defective process, because defects are caused by a system which allows defects - not by developers - and are a management problem.
Mary offered four suggestions for putting your software development process on a diet:
This sounds simple, but it's really complicated. It sounds complicated, but it's really simple. So what's stopping you?