Cycle time vs Lead time – what is the difference?

These two concepts are popular in Kanban and are known in other agile methods. Let`s find out about their difference in Kanban. (Local) Cycle time of a ticket – is how much time a work item spends in a specific activity or a defined sequence of activities. In other...

What is value acquisition lifecycle curve?

The Value-acquisition lifecycle (VAL) curve (function ) shows the rate of value acquired over time. The area under the curve is the total value acquired. The length on the x-axis is the lifecycle – the period of the time while the product or service or feature is...

Five reasons to collect your data

 A well-known truth is that facts speak louder than words. Collecting the data of your Kanban system opens you a totally new world full of wisdom, bright insights, and enormous opportunities. Are you using a Kanban system, but you don`t feel like bothering your team...

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...