A pit stop at a race.

Never optimize for individual performance. Success is when touch time is a substantial part of the lead time. Sounds familiar? These are two of my takeaways from reading The Goal. by Goldratt.

So what if we made all time touch time with total disregard for individual productivity? If we instead optimize for the groups productivity, making sure that a feature never has to wait for information needed to be completed.

With a batch size of one and only one workstation, where would we end up?

And people are surprised that using ensemble programming can be a competitive advantage.

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The gears from an egg timer, showing the Lever escapement and other gears.

Ensemble to make a smarter team

A lush mix of different trees

A forest of developers