If you manage an Agile team, your responsibilities don't only involve
reaching an established goal but managing the project's timing. To
plan effectively, you have to anticipate the unexpected.
However, at least one thing will go astray in many cases, or something
you didn't plan will happen. That's probably the worst nightmare for
all project managers.
During periods of imbalance, many PMs resort to slack time, a helpful
tool that enables project flow without any significant disturbances.
Now, let's see how this works and how you can benefit from slack time.
WHAT IS SLACK TIME?
Slack time is often defined as the amount of time you can delay the
task without interfering with another task or affecting the completion
date of your project. As we mentioned earlier, this happens when flow
Usually, imbalance occurs when some team members finish tasks before
the rest of the team. It can also happen when there aren't enough
tasks to keep everyone occupied, a team member ...