Monthly Archives: October 2012

Commitment, Forecast and the Toyota Kata

My last post, On WIP Limits, Velocity and Variability, explained how variability can combine with certain habits and the ignorance of pull systems to create a situation where a Scrum team repeatedly delivers roughly half of their user stories committed … Continue reading

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On WIP Limits, Velocity and Variability

A prominent agilist posted a question on Twitter that lead to a long discussion: “Can Scrum teams use velocity as the WIP limit for a sprint? Will it take them closer to pull-based planning?” Several replies quickly followed from many … Continue reading

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A Software G-Forces Experiment

I ran a quick experiment with a group of colleagues yesterday. Everybody picked up two coloured stickies and placed them somewhere on Kent Beck’s “Software G-Forces” frequency scale. Software G-Forces is a reference to Kent Beck’s model, where he establishes … Continue reading

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