Muri | Glossary

Definition
Eliminating waste is one of the top priorities of Lean Software Development methodologies, and Muri is one of the types of waste that needs to be eliminated. Muri means overburdening people or equipment with more work than they can reasonably manage.

Origin
A Japanese term meaning “unreasonableness,very difficult, by compulsion”.

Further Reading

  • “Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are Not the Point”, by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
  • Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility”, by Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, and James Trott

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