The Agile Lowest Common Denominator – Avoiding a slowdown due to the weakest link

By |2011-02-16T11:00:35-05:00February 16, 2011|Agile, Blog, kanban, Management|

One of the concerns often raised when people hear about kanban is that the weakest/slowest link will slow down the whole chain. For example if testing is a bottleneck what will happen is that the whole chain will accommodate its pace. Similarly in scrum a team that actually does realistic planning will commit to a goal that stretches the bottleneck leaving other resources some serious slack. In both approaches this is indeed a valid concern. The worst thing that can [...]