Step 3 – Improve flow

With Kanban, as with the other Agile approaches, we want to add value as soon as we can, by delivering useful software as fast as possible. The reason for this is two-fold:

  1. Most people don’t know what they need until they see it. It's hard to imagine how the software will look and behave until it's built. Everyone has a different version of it in their head. Once you have something working, you can start to get feedback from your customer. This is when the real work begins.
  2. The domain we’re operating in is rapidly evolving. In business terms, 6 to 12 months is too long to wait for something. The way the business works and the rules that govern it could have easily changed within such a timeframe.

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