Better Software West 2018 Concurrent Session : Measuring Flow: Metrics That Matter


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Measuring Flow: Metrics That Matter

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Are you considering kanban but not sure how you’ll predict delivery without story points, velocity, and a burndown chart? Or are you part of a Scrum team but feeling like your team could benefit from improved flow within your sprints? In this session, join Julie Wyman and Hunter Tammaro as they explore key kanban metrics for measuring team flow and predictability. In the first half, they will introduce metrics including lead and cycle time, throughput, and the cumulative flow diagram. They’ll review what each represents, discuss easy ways to collect them, and show how they are similar and different from common waterfall and Scrum metrics. In the second half of the session, Julie and Hunter will provide a couple of different sample sets of these metrics for you to work in small groups, practicing how to read them in order to find opportunities for team improvement. You’ll leave the session knowing how to interpret and capture all these valuable metrics so your agile team can improve its flow.

Julie Wyman
Excella Consulting

Julie  Wyman is an agile coach with Excella Consulting. She has eight years of experience in agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client training.  Julie has coached multiple globally distributed teams to deliver, while leveraging Scrum, kanban, and other agile frameworks to drive continuous improvement. Julie enjoys finding new ways to make trainings, workshops, and retrospectives more engaging through the use of interactive games and activities.

Hunter Tammaro
Excella Consulting

Hunter Tammaro is an agilist with Excella Consulting. He has five years' experience in agile projects and more than ten years in IT, working with multiple teams to create large, complex software systems. Hunter is especially interested in helping organizations scale their agile adoption using empirical, evolutionary techniques.