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   * The time box forces us to make decisions, and stops us from procrastinating. This is something I’ve learned about myself. If I have a due date, I will work to that date. Anecdotally, I once worked with a Team where the question came up “do we really need to do a demonstration?” We decided not to, and the result was that the Team produced about 50% less than in previous Iterations.   * The time box forces us to make decisions, and stops us from procrastinating. This is something I’ve learned about myself. If I have a due date, I will work to that date. Anecdotally, I once worked with a Team where the question came up “do we really need to do a demonstration?” We decided not to, and the result was that the Team produced about 50% less than in previous Iterations.
   * Cadence-based planning limits variability to the time box. By having the time box you can only stray so far from the plan before another event comes along which offers the possibility to correct (based on the new knowledge you have). If you are heading in the wrong direction, you can make an adjustment and, if the time box is small enough, you have limited impact of that wrong decision and can easily change direction.   * Cadence-based planning limits variability to the time box. By having the time box you can only stray so far from the plan before another event comes along which offers the possibility to correct (based on the new knowledge you have). If you are heading in the wrong direction, you can make an adjustment and, if the time box is small enough, you have limited impact of that wrong decision and can easily change direction.
 +  * Cadence helps smooth the work and therefore makes it more sustainable. If we are planning to a 2 week iteration for example, then there is a limited scope we can do in that period, and limited impacts that can occur, so it’s easier to commit to and do this amount of work helping to building a sustainable pace.
   * Cadence makes wait times more predictable. The heartbeat says “every two weeks” or “every quarter” there is another event where you can engage. Average wait time is half that interval.   * Cadence makes wait times more predictable. The heartbeat says “every two weeks” or “every quarter” there is another event where you can engage. Average wait time is half that interval.
   * When working a set of work that crosses Teams (or Trains), cadence allow us to more easily synchronize activities; is it in this time box or the next time box. While this may seem obvious at a Feature level (I.e. multiple Trains or Teams working together on a Epic or Feature), it can also be used to synchronize organizational (for example, we need to change business direction), personal (for example, we need to move work to this offshore center), and process issues (for example, we need to adopt this more effective approach to security).   * When working a set of work that crosses Teams (or Trains), cadence allow us to more easily synchronize activities; is it in this time box or the next time box. While this may seem obvious at a Feature level (I.e. multiple Trains or Teams working together on a Epic or Feature), it can also be used to synchronize organizational (for example, we need to change business direction), personal (for example, we need to move work to this offshore center), and process issues (for example, we need to adopt this more effective approach to security).
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