Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction

by Daniel S. Vacanti

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability represents the definitive guide to using the metrics of flow for predictable Lean-Agile processes. Never before has such a comprehensive manual been published that defines the metrics and their corresponding analytics needed to achieve the predictability that your customers expect.

Download an excerpt that includes both a free chapter and the Table of Contents for the whole book: Chapter 13 – Pull Policies

Topics Include:

  • Why managing flow is the best strategy for predictability
  • An introduction to and definition of the basic metrics of flow
  • An introduction to Little’s Law and its importance for predictability
  • Visualization and analysis of flow using a Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • How a Cumulative Flow Diagram can drive predictability
  • How to visualize Cycle Time data in a Scatterplot
  • How a Cycle Time Scatterplot can drive predictability
  • How to use Service Level Agreements to improve predictability
  • The real story behind Classes of Service and their negative impact on predictability
  • An introduction to how to use flow metrics with various forecasting methods
  • A fully documented real-world case study
  • A guide on how to get started and what to watch out for

Available now at Leanpub and Amazon.

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