In practice integrated problem solving means that:
- Understanding the problem and solving the problem happen at the same time, not sequentially.
- Preliminary information is released early; information flow is not delayed until complete information is available.
- Information is transmitted frequently in small batches, not all at once in a large batch.
- Information flows in two directions not just one.
- The preferred media for transmitting information is face-to-face communication as opposed to documents.
Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary and Tom Poppendieck