Thursday, January 7, 2010

Waste that we watch for

  • Partially Done Work
  • Relearning
  • Hand-offs
  • Task Switching
  • Delays
  • Defects
  • Extra Features

1 comment:

  1. One that I've come to recognise more recently is excessive story planning. Or would that count as partially done work?

    I was historically used to Scrum style planning where a whole iteration worth of stories is fleshed out in one go. More recently I've been using a more lean approach of fleshing out the 2-3 most important as needed. We keep an eye on the feeding column every morning at standup and stock it up when it runs low.

    I find this allows you to adapt to the inevitable changing priorities a lot better and avoids the wasted effort of detailing stories that may eventually get bumped.