The book is divided in three parts. The first part provides an overview of Lean integration. The second part introduces the seven Lean integration principles and the last part discusses lean integration competency areas.


This book provides valuable content to apply the lean principles to the software integration process with a lot of case studies, but if you are interested in the Lean aspect of software development, I would rather recommend the book “Leading Lean Software Development – Results are not the Point” by Mary and Tom Poppendieck.




“There is an old project manager saying that goes “Do you want it fast, good, or cheap? Pick any two” That trade-off may be true for custom point solutions, but it is not true for integration development if you approach it as a repeatable process. Some organizations have reduced their integration costs by ten while also delivering rapidly and with consistently high quality. The secret to achieving this amazing result is to focus on time.”


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