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How to use WIP to pull work?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-08-23 22:05 / by Nader Talai posted in Scaled Agile Framework, value stream, Predictability, visualised work

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Cumulative Flow Diagram

Is one of the key diagrams to help you manage the work better. A question that we are asked frequently and need to answer is 

When can we deliver?

The question that we should ask ourselves and we don't is

When should we start the work?

A Cumulative Flow Diagram will enable you to answer, "When should we start the work?" Create a spreadsheet as follows

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How To Map The Sources of Demand

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-07-27 07:30 / by Nader Talai posted in kanban, value stream, visualised work

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This post outlines the workshop format we use to make the work visible, visualised work. In this workshop, we use the diverge and converge pattern that is we work individually first to come up with a diverse set of the sources of demand then collaborate together to converge on the agreed set. 

One of the first steps for managing the work and not the worker is to visualise the value stream and make the invisible work visible. This post supplements the Kanban Mapping guide and is part of the value stream mapping workshop.


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What is in this post, how to visualise your current value flow

  • Sources of Demand
  • Knowledge discovery steps
  • Identify the sources of dissatisfaction

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Flow Efficiency

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-05-30 22:47 / by Nader Talai posted in kanban, value stream, flow efficiency

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Flow efficiency is a measure of how much of the overall lead time is due to waiting time: Lead Time = Value Work Time + Waiting Time

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What's really slowing you down, and how to visualise the value flow?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2017-01-06 15:05 / by Nader Talai posted in Selected Blogs, kanban, Customers, value stream

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Are you managing your people or managing the work?

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