Chapter 9. Iterating, Backlog, Throughput, and Kanban

We place the highest value on actual implementation and taking action. There are many things one doesn’t understand; therefore, we ask them, why don’t you just go ahead and take action?

—Fuijo Cho, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation

Apply fast feedback....Control queue size.

—Don Reinertsen

In the previous chapters, we introduced the user story as the primary carrier of requirements through the value stream; described sources of requirements through understanding project and system stakeholders, user needs, and user personas; and described the estimating and velocity mechanisms teams use to plan their work.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the closely related topics of iterating, backlog, ...

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