What is waste?

My favorite Wikipedia page of all time is “Lean software development” which has this list of examples of “waste”:

  1. Partially done work
  2. Extra features
  3. Relearning
  4. Task switching
  5. Waiting
  6. Handoffs
  7. Defects
  8. Management activities

Ask your team to put those in order of time spent, and create an experiment for improving the top one.

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