Pay Now or Pay Later

To follow up on the fourth law, I add as reinforcement the fifth law of development physics:  If you cannot pay for variability reduction, you will pay in one or more of the following ways: Long iteration times and high story points in progress Wasted capacity or need for more resources Slower burn down rates Of course, the other option is to accept poor quality, which has an entirely different set of costs.  Either way,  the variably in a development process has real costs if not addressed.  This means that … Continue Reading >


Eliminate Variability

Variability is the root of all evil in development and must be eliminated. Continue Reading >