The Rock Crusher

The Rock Crusher is a flow-based model of backlog management for visualizing and managing the work required to create a steady flow of ready work for a team. Rock Crusher benefits include:

  • All the work is made visible. Authoring code is not the only activity that creates value.
  • It highlights flow. When all work is visible, then we can manage the entire flow- not just the coding steps.
  • Not everything gets done. The Rock Crusher captures the turbulent nature of requirements flow and acknowledges that stabilizing and throttling the flow means discarding many ideas.
  • It takes a village. The idea that the product owner acts alone is an illusion that hides the value the investment creates in this decision.
Click on the cover image to see the first 17 pages of our soon to be published book.

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The Rock Crusher The Backlog Owner Intake Fred Brooks Rocks Crusher The Village The Funnel Kanban Implementation Thin Pipe The Waste Gate Analyst Supporting Roles Solution Owner Team Solution and Solution Increment Backlog Refinement Off Roadmap Rocks Flow Crush Ratio

Rock Crusher Goodies

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