Sustainable Pace

[suh-stey-nuh-buh l peys]

Definition of Sustainable Pace

The rate at which a Team can work without burning itself out. Originally called “40 Hour Week” by Kent Beck as an XP practice.

Examples

The Team’s job is to produce quality Product at a Sustainable Pace, and it is the Product Owner’s job to keep his or her eye on the Release.
It is also a given that the Team is obligated to do its due diligence, which means it does much quality work as it can while working at a Sustainable Pace – this is simply the Values in action.
Originally called “40 Hour Week” by Kent Beck as an XP practice, sustainable pace, is necessary to provide predictability in both progress and quality.

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