Principle #7: Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning
Cadence and synchronization limit the accumulation of variance.
—Don Reinertsen, Principles of Product Development Flow
Solution development is an inherently uncertain process. If it weren’t, the solutions would already exist, and there would be no room for the next generation of innovations. This risk conflicts with the need for businesses to manage investments, track progress, and have enough confidence in future outcomes to plan and commit to a reasonable course of action.
Lean-Agile teams function in a ‘safety zone,’ where enough uncertainty actually provides the freedom to ...