Dec 17, 2017
SPaMCAST 473 features our essay on 6 Important Flow Metrics! Getting the most value out of a process is important to any leader. Balancing getting the most value with getting value sooner complicates the discussion. In some cases, getting some value sooner is worth more than the same value delivered later. Guiding the delivery of value is more complicated than a rank ordering a list of user stories and then magically hoping that everything will happen in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Measurement is an important tool to help teams and organizations ask the right questions. The 6 flow metrics provide process transparency into organizations that leverage continuous flow, scrumban, and/or Scrum as the basis for their Agile implementations.
We will also complete our discussion of part 3 (3 of 3) of chapter 20 of Tame The Flow: Hyper-Productive Knowledge-Work Performance, The TameFlow Approach and Its Application to Scrum and Kanban (buy a copy here).
Re-Read Saturday News
This week, we tackle Chapter 8 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Chapter 8 is titled, Conversion of Flow Part II. Remember that requirement in Little’s Law.that work that enters the process, completes and leaves. We do a deeper dive on why that is important. Buy your copy today and read along!
Catch up on the all the installments of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An
Week 2: Flow, Flow Metrics, and Predictability
Week 3: The Basics of Flow Metrics
Week 4: An Introduction to Little’s Law
Week 8: Conservation of Flow, Part I
Week 9: Conservation of Flow, Part II
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SPaMCAST 474 features our interview with Tom Henricksen. Tom recently organized and executed the Agile Online Summit that I participated in. We get behind the scene story about how the Summit came together and how it enhanced the Agile community!