Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction

Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability An Introduction Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability is a comprehensive guide on how to use flow metrics and analytics to get the predictability your customers crave When will it be done That is probably the f

  • Title: Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction
  • Author: Daniel S. Vacanti
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 166
  • Format: ebook
  • Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability is a comprehensive guide on how to use flow metrics and analytics to get the predictability your customers crave When will it be done That is probably the first question your customers ask you once you start working on something for them Think about how many times you have been asked that question How many times have you everActionable Agile Metrics for Predictability is a comprehensive guide on how to use flow metrics and analytics to get the predictability your customers crave When will it be done That is probably the first question your customers ask you once you start working on something for them Think about how many times you have been asked that question How many times have you ever actually been right We can debate all we want whether this is a fair question to ask given the tremendous amount of uncertainty in knowledge work, but the truth of the matter is that our customers are going to inquire about completion time whether we like it or not Which means we need to come up with an accurate way to answer them The problem is that the forecasting tools that we currently utilize have made us ill equipped to provide accurate answers to reasonable customer questions Until now.

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    1. This is THE best book about metrics I've read so far. Forget velocity and burn-downs: this book explains what you really need for predictability.It goes through CFDs, cycle time, WIP, throughput - and explains in great details how to use them, all the traps to avoid, and all the value you can get from them!The chapters on Little's Law are amazing: after hearing it mentioned so much in Kanban it's great to see its implications in action.The author has a clear and direct style, even when he's goin [...]

    2. This is the best Kanban book in the last years. A must read for those who wants to have a clear understanding how to use effective metrics

    3. Very good starting point about orienting metrics to promote predictable delivery and flow.It helps me a lot to translate metrics and graphics into points for improving.

    4. Quick takeaway is this book is fairly well written but really really poorly illustrated. But if you get one book on "agile" metrics get this one. Most of the figures appear to be low-resolution screen shots of tools Vacanti's company markets. Some are nearly unreadable. That being said, I like the book's approach to understanding workflow through queuing theory (namely Little's Law) and visualizing workflow through cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs--note: I confused the aerodynamics team at work wh [...]

    5. This book single handedly reinvigorated my enthusiasm for Agile. It does a very good job at visualising a basic set of metrics that can be used for all sorts of process improvements. Everything is very well argued and a lot of common mistakes made by other Agile books are debunked. I'm certainly planning to put some of these in practice.One downside to the book is the way it glosses over the making predictions using the Monte Carlo method. While the book promised several times to go into more de [...]

    6. This book is key to understand the principles of flow, the assumptions behind Little's Law and the power of Lean Metrics. But, it could have been written in half the length.

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