Prioritise
Kanban Recipe for Success: Step Five
Jason Yip
j.c.yip@computer.org
jcyip@thoughtworks.com
@jchyip
http://jchyi...
HOMEWORK CHECK
What step(s) did you take to start
balance demand against
throughput?
The Recipe for Success
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Focus on Quality
Reduce WIP
Deliver Often
Balance Demand Against Throughput
Prio...
PRIORITISE
Optimise the value of, not just
quantity of, delivery
"There is little point in paying attention
to prioritization when there is no
predictability in delivery. Why waste
effort...
HOW MIGHT WE PRIORITISE?
Product Owner / Business
Sponsor
HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s
Opinion)
Debate / Consensus
Return on Investment
This feature provides $1M of value
but will delay release by 1 month.
Should we do it?
This feature provides $1M of value
but will delay release by 1 month.
Cost of delay is $2M / month.
Should we do it?
Cost of Delay
"We simply have no business trading money
for cycle time if we do not know the
economic value of cycle time....
Cost of Delay functions

http://leanagilechange.com/leanagilewiki/index.php?title=Cost_of_Delay
Weighted Shortest Job First
CoD
WSJF=
Duration
HOMEWORK
What is the smallest step you
could take to move 1 level up
(or more)?
What is your plan to start that
step tomorrow?
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Prioritise: Kanban Recipe for Success Step 5

  1. 1. Prioritise Kanban Recipe for Success: Step Five Jason Yip j.c.yip@computer.org jcyip@thoughtworks.com @jchyip http://jchyip.blogspot.com
  2. 2. HOMEWORK CHECK
  3. 3. What step(s) did you take to start balance demand against throughput?
  4. 4. The Recipe for Success 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Focus on Quality Reduce WIP Deliver Often Balance Demand Against Throughput Prioritise Attack Variability to Improve Predictability
  5. 5. PRIORITISE
  6. 6. Optimise the value of, not just quantity of, delivery
  7. 7. "There is little point in paying attention to prioritization when there is no predictability in delivery. Why waste effort trying to order the input when there is no dependability in the order of delivery?” David Anderson, Kanban
  8. 8. HOW MIGHT WE PRIORITISE?
  9. 9. Product Owner / Business Sponsor
  10. 10. HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion)
  11. 11. Debate / Consensus
  12. 12. Return on Investment
  13. 13. This feature provides $1M of value but will delay release by 1 month. Should we do it?
  14. 14. This feature provides $1M of value but will delay release by 1 month. Cost of delay is $2M / month. Should we do it?
  15. 15. Cost of Delay "We simply have no business trading money for cycle time if we do not know the economic value of cycle time." Don Reinertsen, The Principles of Product Development Flow
  16. 16. Cost of Delay functions http://leanagilechange.com/leanagilewiki/index.php?title=Cost_of_Delay
  17. 17. Weighted Shortest Job First
  18. 18. CoD WSJF= Duration
  19. 19. HOMEWORK
  20. 20. What is the smallest step you could take to move 1 level up (or more)?
  21. 21. What is your plan to start that step tomorrow?
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