Development Kanban

I was recently reviewing a presentation from David Anderson on Kanban from Agile 2007. I love some of his ideas on sizing work, especially in separating work in process (WIP/story point) management from the release cycle. He summarizes his approach in 4 bullet points for success:

I think these simple statements help focus on how the principles of lean six sigma guide success. They are certainly easier to remember than the laws I laid out. Simple is good.


Adapted from Hopp and Spearman, Factory Physics, Foundations of Manufacturing Management, Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin, 1996, p 163.

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