The Lean-Agile Connection

Most people working in professional IT-driven companies, have heard about Agile, most people in professional companies have heard about Lean. Those who are interested in the subject, have found out that these two very popular phrases are actually closely related. So what is the relation between lean and agile? I’ll try to briefly answer this question and will start with a little history.
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Why Time Is No Measure For Progress

One of the questions that Project Managers always pop up during projects is: “how many days will it take to finish this work?”.

This is a very natural and sensible question. You want to know when a project will be finished, so people can have an expectancy of the needed budget, what functionality is in it and when it will be finished.

However, answering the question is more difficult than traditionally is assumed. Continue reading