Reducing risk by limiting work in progress

Nathan Donaldson /
Limiting working in progress (WIP) shortens the lead time for features. It reduces context switching and batch size, greatly improving productivity. Limiting WIP also helps the team and individual team members achieve higher quality by concentrating resource and attention. What is the problem? Teams and organisations often find themselves 'thrashing' - working very hard on a large number of items ...

Reducing risk with Agile prioritisation

Nathan Donaldson /
In my white-paper, Managing Project Risk with Agile, we provided an overview of the ways Agile software development reduces the four risks common to most software projects. In ...

Increasing transparency reduces risk

Nathan Donaldson /
Why is lack of transparency a problem? Lack of transparency leads to poor quality, which has a strong negative impact on organisation’s brands and revenue. Customers delay ...