Day 1 of 100 How Delays Induce Work

April 22, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I had to think a bit on what to have be #1.  Was it something on Acceptance Test-Driven Development, one of the serious trim-tabs of software development?  Or be the underlying reason that drives Lean and Agile?  I ultimately picked How Delays Induce Work (don't worry about the title of the article that is brought up being different) because it is the underpinnings of Lean.  When how delays cause waste is understood, many decisions are made better and understood better by more folks.  Common understanding often leads to common vision.  Much of the community talks about having to just work as a team and figure things out and all we can do is inspect and adapt.  We can do more - we can understand why what happens happens.  Even in complex situations there are patterns.  We need to understand them to do our work better together. 

I will mark selected topics on the 100 Things You Must Know to Be Effective In Software Development with the day they were selected so I can track the order on that page.  Still looking for people to commit to 100 in 100.  Please give me some energy to keep this up.

Al Shalloway
CEO, Net Objectives

The 100 in 100 Challenge. I'm committing to add one entry each day.  I'm asking people to accept the challenge of reading them.  If you accept this challenge, please enter a comment on the blog that started it all and tell me why you are taking up the challenge - that is, what you'd like to learn.

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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