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Lead Time Distributions and Antifragility

This post continues the series about lead-time distribution and deals with risks involved in matching real-world lead-time data sets to known distributions and estimating the distribution parameters. One of the key ideas of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book Antifragile is the … Continue reading

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How to Match to Weibull Distribution without Excel

A bit more than one year ago, I wrote a short, but fairly technical post on how to do this without complicated statistical tools, only using something found in many modern offices: spreadsheet software such as Excel. Here is the … Continue reading

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Inside a Lead Time Distribution

My earlier post discussed: how to measure lead time how to analyze lead distribution charts how to get better understanding of lead time by breaking down multimodal (work item type mix) lead time data sets into unimodal (by work item … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Lead Time Distribution Chart

This post is about one of the key measurements of flow we use in Kanban: lead time. We’ll talk a bit about how to measure it and analyze and use the results. Loosely defined, the lead time is how long … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Process as Collaborative Knowledge Discovery – Part 3 (Thinking)

This will be the last post in the series about process visualization in professional services, specifically within the context of applying the Kanban method and one of its core practices, visualization. Earlier in this series: How to understand the process … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Process as Collaborative Knowledge Discovery – Part 2 (Observations)

I’m continuing the series of posts dedicated to visualization of creative processes. Earlier in this series, I wrote about: understanding such processes as sequences of dominant collaborative activities, resulting in knowledge discovery and information arrival – with an example from … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Process as Collaborative Knowledge Discovery – Part 1 (Recipes)

With this post, I return to the topic of process visualization in professional services. I wrote previously how we can understand such processes as collaborative discovery and enrichment of knowledge and gave some examples. They key part is the focus … Continue reading

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Who Is Delivering to You?

In the previous post, Whom Are You Delivering To?, we pondered some questions about service delivery. Those questions can bring about some clarity and stimulate improvement. Now imagine someone who delivers to you did the same to understand their service … Continue reading

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Whom Are You Delivering To?

Play this simple game with your colleagues when you have a chance. Give them a piece of paper and a pencil. Tell them to pretend they run a pizza shop. Ask them to describe the variety of what they deliver. … Continue reading

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Exploring Leadership Traits

I went yesterday to our local Agile group meeting. Selena Delesie was the speaker. Her own consulting business has evolved in recent years from Agile coaching and software testing. It is now more about leadership to create modern, enlightened workplaces. … Continue reading

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