The pace of change in software development industry remains at high. People continue to push the boundaries of known techniques and practices in an effort to develop software as efficiently and effectively as possible. Lean software development has emerged as an alternative to comprehensive methods designed primarily for very large projects. Key objective of Lean is fast development and delivery of a high quality system at a relatively low investment cost. In this study, an investigation on Lean’s validity was conducted, by examining several organiza-tions which have been developing software according to Lean’s thinking. The outcome of this research was the validation of the cost-effectiveness of Lean and of its impact on the quality of a software system
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