Tag: lead time

  • A Kanban Team Retrospective Activity

    Although Kanban does not prescribe retrospectives (nor any other mandatory meeting) all our Kanban teams are doing retrospectives on a regular basis. As a facilitator of a retrospective you should try to create an awareness of why things went well or not so well and let the team discuss issues that hopefully lead to improvement…

  • Learning Playfully: Kanban Lead Time, Spectral Analysis Chart, Service Level Agreement

    Some team members are at war with Kanban metrics (and probably other metrics): What are Lead and Cycle Time for? What does a Spectral Analysis Chart (SAC) show? Why should we care at all about a Service Level Agreement (SLA)? (Especially when there are so many dependencies with other teams.) You can always quote David…

  • Visualizing Kanban Lead Time

    Measuring the lead time is one of the three core means of Kanban (next to Workflow visualization and WIP limitation). ┬áBut whereas Workflow visualization and WIP limitation are easy to understand for the team, I experienced that nobody really cares about what to do with Measuring the Lead Time. This week I tried a different…