Posts Tagged "slack"

Too busy chopping wood to sharpen the axe

Dec 01 2011

The prevailing management (and financial) mindset in companies today is focused on efficiency, productivity, and costs. The primary concern is to maximize…

The speed of thinking

Jan 01 2006

  In his post Doing fast things or doing things fast, Jeffrey Phillips says “there’s a difference between efficiency and effectiveness, mostly in terms of intent”. The…

Slack != Waste

Jan 01 2006

Slack isn’t waste, it’s spare capacity or buffering. Shit happens, so having room to react, maneuver and adapt when something unexpected occurs…

Slop and slack

Dec 01 2005

Michael Feathers identified iteration slop as the time spent before an iteration, preparing for it, and the time spent after an iteration,…