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Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum by Bas Vodde, Craig Larman

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Chapter 4 Queueing Theory

The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double logarithmic diagram.

Thomas Koenig

We notice that queueing theory garners polar reactions; some find it inconsequential (for development) while others find it useful to motivate or apply lean product development.

Chapter

Queue Management to Reduce Cycle Time 96

Queueing Theory 101

Hidden Batches: Eyes for Batches 110

Hidden Queues: Eyes for Queues 111

Indirect Benefits of Reducing Batch Size and Cycle Time 112

Applying Queue Management in Scrum 115

Theory of Constraints 121

Queueing theory offers insight into why traditional product development is unnecessarily slow—and what to do about it. We very occasionally coach web-application groups ...

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