The right kind of ‘going fast’ can assure that we have Quality.
Agile, Lean and Theory of Constraintswill achieve Speed and Quality.
Five Focusing Steps1. Identify the Constraint2. Exploit the Constraint3. Subordinate Everything Else to the Constraint4. Elevate the Constraint5. Go back to Step 1
Let’s get specific…(our inside - out view of an Agile project)
An Animation of One Project’s Agile WallAs a… Lifecycle of a Story CardI want to…in order to…
Lean Principles on the Agile Wall Release small batch sizes into the system Short workcycles Keep WIP (Work In Progress) down
ToC’s “Drum-Buffer-Rope” The Rope controls the release of work into the system by tying it to the constraint.The Buffer protects The Drum is the constraint –the Drum from being it sets the pace for work allstarved for work. work done in the system.
Other Things of Interest on This Agile Wa Iteration 9 is included in the plan as a contingency. Velocity is based on capacity (and size) Each team’s was determined through several Story Cards, not previous Iterations of adapting. Story Points.
Why the Agile Wall Is So Effective• Focuses on completing work, not resource utilization• Transparency (Information Radiator)• Helps Manage Constraints• Supports Lean and Systems Thinking