Learn how to use value stream analysis to identify and remove waste in your agile workflow.
- Many of the concepts used by the founders…of agile came from lean manufacturing.…Simple called lean, it's a systematic approach…to identify and eliminate waste in a system…without affecting productivity.…As a result of agile's reliance…on lean concepts and processes,…understanding lean is critical…so it's important for you to know…that lean identifies seven typical wastes in systems.…The first is partially done work.…If something isn't complete, it doesn't add value.…
Partial value doesn't count as value at all.…Next, we have extra processes.…If you do something no one needs, it doesn't add value.…There are also extra features.…Sometimes this is known as gold plating,…where you build more than what's been asked for.…It might be cool, but it doesn't add value…to what was actually asked for.…Task switching is considered a waste…because you lose so much time stopping and restarting.…
Waiting is also considered waste,…and this is why agile focuses so much…on doing just enough just in time.…Motion is waste because moving, in itself,…
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- Agile principles and the agile mindset
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- Continuous improvement