Iterationless Development – the latest New New Thing | Agile Zone
Interesting, slightly negative take on Lean Kanban processes…
All software development methods are compromises – imperfect attempts at managing risks and uncertainty. Sequential or serial development methods attempt to specify and fix the solution space upfront, and then manage to this fixed scope. Iterative, time-boxed development helps teams deal with uncertainty by breaking business needs down into small, concrete problems and delivering a working solution in regular steps. And iterationless, continuous-flow allows teams to rapidly test ideas and alternatives, when the problem isn’t clear and nobody is sure yet what direction to go in.
There’s no one right answer. What approach you follow depends on what your priorities and circumstances are, and what kind of problems and risks you need to solve today.