An Efficient and Well-organized Lean Software Development Model

Shumaila Iram, Raheela Nasim


In the growing field of software engineering the new patterns and models were being introduced day by day to increase the effectiveness of software development process. In cost decreasing and quick delivery the Lean Software Development was getting attention of the industry. Several studies and research was conducted in lean software development. Recently agile software development using lean principles had been specified noticeable consideration. However an entire software development cycle which satisfying and specifying all the lean principles had not been proposed until now. It was the art of research to initiate a new “Lean “software development model which contained all the development phases. The goal was to recommend a new Life cycle model; an entire cycle with elevated goals and requirement change control as well as requirement tractability. The definition of a well-organized and efficient model by reducing the time and managing the project cost in maintenance process was the purpose of this research. This model was developed to deliver the project quicker, to enhance the maintainability and effectiveness at some stage in and after the project development.


LEAN; Efficient model; LSD; Lean Vs Agile;

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