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Kanban: Critical realization

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Read this today, and it’s something that I’ve known for a long time, but have never really articulated. 

Kanban smooths out the aggregate, but the individual work request may still vary widely.
– Corey Ladas, here.

The entire thread (2 posts currently) is worth a read, but the main point does boil down to that quote… There is nothing that eliminates variance entirely in software development, and the cone of uncertainty is always a reality. What the methodologies with smaller batch sizes accomplishes is to reduce the overall impact of any one piece hitting the high end of its variance.

Written by erwilleke

January 31st, 2008 at 9:22 am

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