Properly Sequence Work

A common method of sequencing work is with Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF). While this was popularized by SAFe, its implementation is over-simplified and has some challenges to it. Learn more about cost of delay with this interview with Don Reinertsen. However, WSJF works best when we use it to sequence chunks of work that are the right-sized. Epics are too big in that every epic, even top-priority ones, will have parts that are not as important as parts of other epics. We need to trim them down.