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Errata for Learning Agile

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 15
Third paragraph, third line

The word "theCir" should be "their"

Andrew Stellman
Andrew Stellman
O'Reilly Author 
Nov 10, 2014 
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Page 305
Second bullet

The second bullet ("Mura") is missing a closing quotation mark

Andrew Stellman
Andrew Stellman
O'Reilly Author 
Jan 24, 2015 
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Page 323
Second paragraph, third line

"for example)" -- change the ")" to an em hyphen

Andrew Stellman
Andrew Stellman
O'Reilly Author 
Nov 22, 2014 
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Page 343
Diagram

I believe there is some contradictory information in the text (unless I’ve misunderstood). This is in Chapter 9 (Kanban) - summary below: • Page 344 references Little’s Law as W = L ÷ λ. That is, the average lead time (W) is equal to average inventory (L) divided by average lead time (λ). • The diagram in page 343 states “Little’s Law says that when a system is stable, the average lead time for all work items (W) is always equal to L times λ.” (i.e. W = L x λ). This contradicts the formula on page 344 (W = L ÷ λ). • Page 361 has the same contradiction. The fifth bullet in the “Key Points” section states “When a system is stable, Little’s Law applies, which means that the average lead time is always equal to the long-term arrival rate times the long-term inventory.” (i.e. W = L x λ) Apologies if I’ve misunderstood, but thought I would point it out.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, there's a typo in figure 9-10 on page 343. For the production team: here's a link to a PDF of the updated diagram with the typo fixed: http://bit.ly/1Aq12se The same typo is also on page 361 in the third bullet -- change "times the long-term inventory" to "divided by the long-term inventory"

Colin Armstrong  Feb 24, 2015