Categories: Agile, Applying Metrics for Predictability, Cycle Time, Dave Prior, drunken pm radio, drunkenpm, kanban, Kanban Metrics, Professional Kanban Certification, ProKanban, reluctant agilist, Scrum, Scrum vs. Kanban, Throughput, Troy Lightfoot, WIP, Work Item Age
This episode features Troy Lightfoot who is a Business Agility Coach and Consultant as well as a Professional Kanban Trainer. The interview starts with a discussion about the basic differences between Scrum and Kanban and then digs into four of the metrics recommended in the Kanban Guide. We cover WIP, Throughput, Work Item Age, and Cycle Time, talking through what each of these is, the value these metrics provide, why they are so much more valuable than simply looking at something like velocity, and what these metrics can do to help you develop a better level of predicting when work is likely to finish and how they can show you and your team ways to identify and address the things that are holding you back from delivering value for your client.
Troy also has a few ProKanban Certification classes coming up. In the back half of the interview, he explains what to expect if you sign up for a Professional Kanban 1 (PK1) Certification class or his Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Certification class.
Troy’s Upcoming Classes
- Professional Kanban 1 (PK1) Certification June 23-24, 2022 https://bit.ly/3HmV1Ug
- Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Certification July 21-22, 2022 https://bit.ly/3zxZOk2
Links from the Podcast
- ProKanban.org https://prokanban.org
- The Kanban Guide https://kanbanguides.org
- My interview with Troy Magennis on Probabilistic Forecasting https://bit.ly/3tDUW9b
- My interview with Colleen Johnson on ProKanban and ProKanban Certification https://bit.ly/3NUN6Ac
- Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability by Dan Vacanti https://amzn.to/3tAVeh7
- When Will it Be Done by Dan Vacanti https://amzn.to/3NUjrqR
- Email: [email protected]