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WIP IT!
How Slowing It Down Makes You Go Faster
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Jolly Rajan
Agile Coach @ ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP
jolly@ecologikconsultinggroup.com
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
What Leads To This Mismatched Expectation?
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Outdated Management Techniques
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
What Makes Creative Work Different?
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Tasks Are Unique
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Requirements constantly change
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Output Resides In Different Places
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
What Can We Do Differently?
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Work In Progress
Utilization
Batch Size
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Work In Progress
Utilization
Batch Size
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
𝑪𝒚𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝑻𝒊𝒎𝒆 =
𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝑰𝒏 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔
𝑻𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒑𝒖𝒕
Little’s Law
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Work In Progress
Utilization
Batch Size
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Harvard Business Review. May 2012
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Work In Progress
Utilization
Batch Size
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Harvard Business Review. May 2012
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Slack!
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How Can The Team Use Slack Time?
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Help Each Other
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Improve Quality
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Remove Blocks In The System
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Work On Improvement Items For The Team
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Broaden Your Knowledge Base
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
What Happens Then?
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Lower Cycle Time
We Deliver Value Faster
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Faster Feedback Cycles
Higher Quality
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Improved Predictability
Easier To Establish SLAs
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Less Multi-Tasking
Fewer Context Switches
© 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Team Is Not Overloaded
Happy Team Members!
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  1. 1. WIP IT! How Slowing It Down Makes You Go Faster © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
  2. 2. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Jolly Rajan Agile Coach @ ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP jolly@ecologikconsultinggroup.com
  3. 3. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
  4. 4. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC
  5. 5. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC What Leads To This Mismatched Expectation?
  6. 6. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Outdated Management Techniques
  7. 7. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC What Makes Creative Work Different?
  8. 8. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Tasks Are Unique
  9. 9. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Requirements constantly change
  10. 10. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Output Resides In Different Places
  11. 11. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC What Can We Do Differently?
  12. 12. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Work In Progress Utilization Batch Size
  13. 13. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Work In Progress Utilization Batch Size
  14. 14. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC 𝑪𝒚𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝑻𝒊𝒎𝒆 = 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝑰𝒏 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒑𝒖𝒕 Little’s Law
  15. 15. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Work In Progress Utilization Batch Size
  16. 16. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Harvard Business Review. May 2012
  17. 17. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Work In Progress Utilization Batch Size
  18. 18. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Harvard Business Review. May 2012
  19. 19. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Slack!
  20. 20. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC How Can The Team Use Slack Time?
  21. 21. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Help Each Other
  22. 22. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Improve Quality
  23. 23. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Remove Blocks In The System
  24. 24. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Work On Improvement Items For The Team
  25. 25. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Broaden Your Knowledge Base
  26. 26. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC What Happens Then?
  27. 27. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Lower Cycle Time We Deliver Value Faster
  28. 28. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Faster Feedback Cycles Higher Quality
  29. 29. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Improved Predictability Easier To Establish SLAs
  30. 30. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Less Multi-Tasking Fewer Context Switches
  31. 31. © 2017 ECOLOGIK CONSULTING GROUP LLC Team Is Not Overloaded Happy Team Members!

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