Red Brick Cancer

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  • The Red Brick Cancer
    • Process Efficiency
      • Resource Effeciency
      • Flow efficiency
        • Customer centric
        • Lean
      • Both are about the same cost!
      • Flow efficiency
        • 1-5%
    • Value Stream map
      • Follow a customer through process
    • 3 Laws
      • Little’s Law
        • Lead time = work in process / throughput
        • Queuing Theory
      • Law of Bottlenecks
        • Can’t load system more than max capacity of bottleneck
      • Law of Variation
        • Arrival rate
        • Work size & complexity
        • Ad hoc processes
        • Available capacity & competence
    • @HakanForss
    • James Grenning
      • Work on testing
        • Classic legacy testing problem
    • Stephen Steer?
    • Improvements
      • Lower amount of flow WIP will help improve system
        • Like lowering water level in stream will expose the rocks
      • Reduce batch size
      • Improve quality
        • Stop the line and root cause analysis
        • Don’t swarm on work
    • Most common red brick
    • Swarm
      • Used in agile
        • Creates variation
          • Can throw system in to resonance!!!
            • Total breakdown!
      • Should instead have a low WIP limit
        • This will force people to work together!

Red Brick Cancer

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