Lean and Agile Principles

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Exploring the Principle of Transparency in Lean and Agile

Transparency in Agile What is Transparency in Agile? Transparency in Agile teams is the open sharing of all project-related information among team members and stakeholders, including progress, challenges, and processes. In Agile teams, transparency is foundational for effective collaboration and…


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Managing Queues in Product Development

Why Manage Queues? Effective queue management reduces cycle time, increasing profits by minimizing inactivity in product development processes. Queue management is pivotal in optimizing cycle time within product development, directly influencing economic outcomes. The primary issue in extended…


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Optimize Batch Sizes

What are "Batches" in Product Development? Batch size refers to the quantity or volume of tasks, items, or units grouped for processing, development, or transmission at one time.


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Optimizing Flow with Work in Progress (WIP) Limits

What are WIP Limits? WIP limits are a deliberate constraint placed on the amount of work in progress within a process, which is pivotal in enhancing the workflow's focus, efficiency, and overall effectiveness. Work In Progress (WIP) limits define the maximum quantity of work in each stage of a…


Visibility in Agile

Explore the Principle of Visibility in Lean and Agile

What is the Principle of Visibility in Agile? The Principle of Visibility in Agile emphasizes making all aspects of the Agile process visible to improve decision-making, accountability, and progress tracking. The Principle of Visibility in Agile is about making work visible and creating an…


Design Thinking

The Design Thinking Mindset

Introduction to Design Thinking "Why isn’t technology working better for humans?" This is the question that is at the center of technology design. People have responded to this question in various ways, shaping our approaches, habits, and mindsets. Our preferences and our biases. All the ways we…


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Mastering Efficiency and Waste Elimination in Agile Software Development: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction Efficiency and waste elimination are crucial aspects of Agile and Lean methodologies that help organizations maximize value delivery and resource utilization. Check out the overview post, "The 8 Pillars of Agile and Lean Principles: A Comprehensive Guide Based on 29 Authoritative…


Little's Law

Using Little's Law: Boost Productivity and Predictability

Introduction In the ever-evolving world of software development, organizations continuously seek ways to optimize their team's performance, streamline processes, and deliver high-quality products on time.  One valuable tool for achieving these goals is Little's Law. This mathematical principle can…


Agile Values

Exploring Agile Values

Introduction While Agile is often associated with specific practices and frameworks, its true power lies in the Mindset and values that underpin these methodologies.  Agile Methodology Values What are Agile Methodology Values? The Agile Manifesto values are overarching beliefs or philosophies that…


Agile Mindset

Exploring The Agile Mindset

What is the Agile Mindset? The Agile Mindset is a "way of being" that encourages individuals and organizations to be open-minded, adaptable, and responsive to changing environments. It is a set of attitudes and behaviors that prioritize collaboration, continuous learning, experimentation, and the…