September 10, 2008 07:45 ET

'Lean' Application Development: Fad or Best Practice

A Live Discussion About Applying 'Lean' Concepts to Deliver High Value Applications at Lower Cost

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence (, will host a webinar which navigates the jargon and techniques of 'lean' and explains what's fad and what can actually be useful in application development and maintenance.

The notion of applying 'lean' techniques to application development and maintenance, a design/engineering process rather than a repetitive manufacturing process, is still hotly contested. Not surprisingly, many organizations have struggled in applying 'lean,' and their results have been disappointing. And yet, some organizations have repurposed 'lean' concepts to reduce waste, improve the quality of applications, and become more productive in delivering business value.

Registrants will also learn:

--  How to interpret manufacturing analogies properly in the world of
    software construction
--  How to improve processes and use automation to reduce waste and
    increase productivity
--  How to implement 'lean' methods to improve the business value of
--  How to apply the right metrics to enable management to achieve the
    above objectives

September 17, 2008
11 am EDT (8 am PDT, 5pm CET)
Register here ( for this free event

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence software, providing the metrics and information IT executives must have to measure, monitor and improve the quality of business applications and the performance of development teams around the globe. Founded in 1990, CAST has helped more than 650 organizations worldwide speed delivery to the business, mitigate risks in production, improve the customer experience, and reduce the total cost of application ownership. CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a network of offices in the US and Europe.

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Contact Information

  • CAST Press Contact:
    Lev Lesokhin
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    Phone: +1 212-871-8330

    CAST Press Contact (EMEA):
    Caroline Vasseur
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    Phone: +33 1 46 90 21 00