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Product Queues

Book: Principles Of Product Development Flow Product
  • Product queues are the root of a lot of problems

  • Problems caused:

  • Delay cost is usually linearly proportional to queue size.

    • It takes longer to go through a long queue. i.e. Transit time is longer
    • Thus as this transit time increases, risk rises exponentially.
    • Thought: Perhaps this is why agility matters so much like in AlphaZero.
  • High utilization rates amplify variability.

  • Longer queues increase overhead costs

    • Ex: The cost of maintaining visibility such as progress reports etc
  • Longer queues delay feedback to the builders and hence lowers quality

Book: Principles Of Product Development Flow, Queue Capacity Utilization, Product Queue Variability,