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Time is an Asset - Delay is a Cost
Cost of Delay is a vital concept for management teams to understand and use. It enables better decision-making concerning investments and cost-saving, and is the basis of a coherent economic framework for considering the trade-offs management are responsibl...

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Qualitative formulae for WSJF
 In this series of blogs we have been examining the use of Cost of Delay as a way of understanding ordering work - either from a quantitative approach using estimates for value, urgency, duration and/or size, or from a qualitative approach, such as the use ...

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WSJF - Should you divide by Lead Time or by "Size"?
This article is the fourth in a series of blogs on Cost of Delay  (CoD) and Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF). Note: terms in boldface are defined in the Glossary of   Essential Kanban Condensed which is available here .  To get the background to this piec...

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How to calculate WSJF
Understanding Cost of Delay (Part 3): Calculating WSJF In  part one  of this series of blogs on  Understanding Cost of Delay and its Use in Kanban  the meaning and definitions of Cost of Delay (COD) and Urgency (U). In part two we looked at   Cost of Delay ...

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Cost of Delay Profiles
Understanding Cost of Delay (Part 2): CoD and Urgency profiles In part one of this series of blogs on  Understanding Cost of Delay and its Use in Kanban  we explored how, from understanding the value flow that is likely to occur following the decision to im...

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Understanding Cost of Delay and its Use in Kanban
Cost of Delay (CoD) is a vital concept to understand in product development. It should be the guide to the ordering of work items, even if - as is often the case - estimating what it will be is difficult. Cost of Delay is important because it focuses on the...

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Kanban's Survivability Agenda and Antifragility
A conversation on the kanbandev online forum has triggered this post. The discussion concerns how evolutionary change is applied, particularly when the fitness landscape is changing to such a degree that large rather than small steps are needed to survive i...

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What is Flow Debt?
Dan Vacante's excellent treatise on Actionable Agile Metrics [vaca] introduces a term that may be unfamiliar, even to those with an interest and experience in managing flow systems. The term is Flow Debt - for a definition and explanation read on. My own pa...
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