Room 5 

10:20 - 11:20 


Talk (60 min)

How Product Manufacturing Can Teach us to Write Better Software

In this talk, we will look how the manufacturing industries can influence how we develop software. We will start off by looking at the history of Ford and Toyota and how the Lean manufacturing processes were developed.

Work Skills

From there we will show how Lean applies to software with the following lean principles:

• Eliminate Waste
• Build Quality In
• Create Knowledge
• Defer Commitment
• Deliver Fast
• Respect People
• Optimize the Whole

We will then look at the difference between Lean Software Development and Agile methodologies like Scrum and how we can get the best of both with Kanban.

The talk would be aimed at software developers who are keen to look at different ways to efficiently develop software.

Stephen Haunts

Stephen Haunts is an independent software developer, Pluralsight Author, Writer for APress, and classroom trainer. Stephen has had a long career working in computer games, banks, retail finance, insurance and healthcare and is now passionate about helping other developers, and professionals succeed in their careers.

Stephen has authored over 14 courses for Pluralsight, written a book on Cryptography for APress, and has spoken and taught workshops at conferences and companies all over the world.

Stephen is also the host of the popular business podcast, the Side Hustle Success Podcast.