I just finished a nice book on lean software development. I actually started to read it because one acquaintance of mine is quoted in the book. But it turned out to be a really good book covering economic aspects as well as the regular lean topics. A pleasant surprise was that the last chapter covers the topic of balancing centralised and decentralised control and as an example the author uses the USMC. So it looks like I’m not the only person that’s collecting things we (as software developers) can learn from the military.
Anyway, I think this book you should read if you have a leading role (CEO, CTO, product owner, coach etc) in your company. It might not be valueble to everybody in the organization (for example junior developers) but it definitly have some good pointsfor everybody.