Frequent releases and no urge to finish
April 8, 2016
Yesterday we had a couple of very interesting discussions in the team, that got me thinking on being clearer around the purpose of kanban.
In this team we have made a lot of changes lately to try to improve our lead times and throughput. One simple thing that we changed and that made a significant improvement was to simply release more frequently. When I first arrived here the releases were done every 6 weeks. Going to every 4 was just a simple change, and increasing frequency to ever 2 weeks was a very natural next step that no one objected to either.
But then a question came…
There's no urge to finish stuff now. With this frequent releases stuff will never get done
This puzzled me for awhile but then I realized that it was a worry about a reasoning like this:
well... well... that feature...