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Chapter 10A of Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today) is a very short chapter (I should have planned to include this in chapter 10B, but hindsight is 20/20) covering a discussion of histograms but given the time and space we can spend additional time with an example.  The chapter is titled Cycle Time Histograms.   (more…)

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A New Copy!

We are back!  Today we begin Part 3 of Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today) with Chapter 10 which  is titled, Introduction to Cycle Time Scatterplots. Scatterplots take us beyond the analysis of average cycle time (or even approximate average cycle time).  Scatterplots provide a visual representation of the data so we can begin to use the data to predict the future.
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Chapter 9 of Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable  Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today) is titled, “Flow Debt.” The chapter on flow debt caps this section of the book on integrating flow metrics and the cumulative flow diagram.  In this chapter, we use the approximate average cycle time (defined in Chapter 5) to identify flow debt and to guide teams and other stakeholders to ask good questions. Identifying when and where flow debt is being incurred allows teams to take action so that the flow of value can be improved! (more…)

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Today we tackle Chapter 8 of  Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable  Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today).  The chapter is titled, “Conservation of Flow Part II.”  In this chapter, we dive even deeper into the conversation of flow and why the assumption that work that enters a process completes and exits is important. (more…)

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Today we tackle Chapter 7 of  Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction (buy a copy today).  The chapter is titled, Conservation of Flow Part I.  The flow of work into and out of a process is incredibly important for establishing predictability.  Chapter 7 explains the concept of conservation of flow mentioned (almost in passing) in Chapter 6. (more…)

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Today we tackle Chapter 6 of  Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: Interpreting CFDs.  Learning to read CFDs provide teams and individuals with a huge amount of information through data visualization.  Chapter 6 continues to build on flow metrics data visualization and Little’s Law. Remember to buy your copy today and read along! (more…)

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Books

We are taking a week off from our current re-read (Daniel S. Vacanti’s Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability). In the US the Christmas shopping holiday began in earnest on Friday, November 24th (Black Friday). To get into the swing of things I would like to suggest a few books I have recently reviewed or interviewed the authors on the Software Process and Measurement Cast. We will be back to Mr. Vacanti’s book next week. I have included an affiliate link to each book which, if you order the book through the link, will support the author and support the podcast and blog. I have also included a link to the podcast or blog entry they appeared in .

Paul Gibbons
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