Lean Enterprise Software and Systems

First International Conference, LESS 2010, Helsinki, Finland, October 17-20, 2010. Proceedings

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
  • Nilay Oza
Conference proceedings LESS 2010

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Scaling Agile to Lean

    1. Kieran Conboy, Vasco Duarte
      Pages 1-2
    2. Colm O’hEocha, Kieran Conboy
      Pages 20-30
    3. Kati Vilkki
      Pages 44-47
    4. Ken Power
      Pages 48-51
    5. David Joyce
      Pages 52-52
    6. Jurgen Appelo
      Pages 53-54
  3. Lean Product Development and Innovation

    1. Jayakanth Srinivasan, Karl Scotland
      Pages 55-59
    2. Vladimir Mandić, Markku Oivo, Pilar Rodríguez, Pasi Kuvaja, Harri Kaikkonen, Burak Turhan
      Pages 72-84
    3. Sebastian Meyer, Eric Knauss, Kurt Schneider
      Pages 99-103
    4. Henning Rudolf, Frances Paulisch
      Pages 104-110
    5. Marko Taipale
      Pages 111-114
  4. Beyond Budgeting

  5. Panels

    1. David Anderson, Kati Vilkki, Alan Shalloway, David Joyce, David F. Rico, Ken Power
      Pages 159-161
  6. Keynotes

    1. Duc Truong Pham, Andrew J. Thomas, P. T. N. Pham
      Pages 162-174
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The LESS 2010 conference was the first scientific conference dedicated to advancing the “lean enterprise software and systems” body of knowledge. It fostered interactions by joining the lean product development community with the agile community coupled with innovative ideas nurtured by the beyond budgeting school of thinking. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Lean Software and Systems Consortium (LSSC). The conference is established as a conference series. The idea of the conference was to offer a unique platform for advancing the state of the art in research and practice by bringing the leading researchers and practitioners to the same table. Indeed, LESS 2010 attracted a unique mix of participants including academics, researchers, leading consultants and industry practitioners. The aim of the conference was to use this diverse community to advance research and practical knowledge concerning lean thinking within the field of software business and development. LESS 2010 had more than 60% of its speakers come from the industry and the remaining from academia. LESS is poised to grow as we advance into future iterations of the conference and become the conference for lean thinking in systems and software development. Its growth and credibility will be advanced by the communities and knowledge exchange platform it provides. LESS offers several avenues for knowledge exchange to create a highly collaborative environment. Each year, we aim to bring novelty to a program that fosters collaboration, letting new ideas thrive during and after the conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
    • 1
  • Nilay Oza
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandEspooFinland

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