ScrumTisch with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Yesterday there was a so-called ScrumTisch (a wordplay with the German word “Stammtisch”, which means a regular’s table) in Berlin. And we had some special guests: Mary and Tom Poppendieck, who have come to Berlin to talk on Lean at the Agile Testing Days.

So we had the pleasure to hear Mary speaking to us on Lean Software Development. It was a more than one hour lasting introduction to Lean and we had a lively discussion afterwards. I’ve been fairly new to this topic. But after having had this talk, I cannot understand why some people say Lean wouldn’t belong to Agile (explanations welcome :)).

If your are interested in learning more about Lean Software Development and Tom & Mary, their interview on InfoQ will be a good start for you.

Of course, you can also find more information about them on

Or meet them in person at the Agile Testing Days.

Thanks to Mary and Tom for giving us the opportunity to learn a lot about Lean – and thanks to Marion Eickmann from Agile42 for organizing this!

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