Seven Lessons About Dependency Management

What are the lessons we can learn from my recent article, The Tyranny of the Timebox Revisited, and the release of our infographics for Triage Tables and Dependency Management? Why is it that organizations using Agile methods such as Scrum and SAFe struggle with and...

How to Use the Dependency Management Poster?

Are you dealing with a whole network of services? Would you like to have more clarity on how to deal with requests within shared services? Learn how to manage your dependencies on different Kanban boards using our new free poster.  Dependency Management Poster...

Tyranny of the Timebox Revisited

One of the more important, anti-Agile articles I´ve written is titled, The Tyranny of the Ever-decreasing Timebox (published in 2014, based on a speech I gave in 2009). Over the past 15 years, I have observed that managing dependencies has been a constant source of...

Why is it better to have a thin tail?

A fat, long tail affects your planning because the simple forecasting equations (such as Little’s Law and the use of regression to the mean) can`t be used with a fat-tailed curve because these equations use the mean value (the arithmetic average), and the concept of...

How to Read Lead Time Distribution

Having instrumentation data from your process doesn`t mean you now understand your lead time. Let`s explore how to read a lead time histogram and use this data in the communication with your client.   Step 1 – Building the Lead Time Histogram   Let`s start with...