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[Recommended Reading] Little’s Law

Source: Little’s Law Wikipedia

“In queueing theory, a discipline within the mathematical theory of probabilityLittle’s resulttheoremlemmalaw, or formula is a theorem by John Little which states that the long-term average number L of customers in a stationary system is equal to the long-term average effective arrival rate λ multiplied by the average time W that a customer spends in the system. ” Read more…

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[Recommended Reading] KanBan

Source: KanBan Wikipedia

“Kanban (看板) is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing (JIT). Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota, developed kanban to improve manufacturing efficiency. Kanban is one method to achieve JIT. The system takes its name from the cards that track production within a factory. For many in the automotive sector Kanban is known as “Toyota name plate system” and as such some other auto makers won’t use the term Kanban.”Read more…

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[Recommended Reading] Kanban

Source: Kanban Wikipedia

Kanban is a method for managing knowledge work with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery while not overloading the team members. This approach presents all participants with a full view of the process from task definition to delivery to a customer. Team members pull work from a queue.

Kanban in the context of software development can mean a visual process-management system that tells what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce – inspired by the Toyota Production System and by Lean manufacturing.

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