Jun 152011
"Producing" Software

What is it to “produce”, specifically in the domain of software? We speak of productivity in business all the time, so let’s start by linking productivity with “producing” and “production”. The Theory of Constraints, a production system most often linked to manufacturing, uses three metrics – inventory, operating expense and “throughput”. Though the first two are not as obvious as they may sound (and are topics for other posts in the future), “throughput” is the rate at which a system produces “money” (or products we can sell, or software we [read more…]