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Is Agile Costing Too Much?

Hi Alexei, I hope you’re doing well. I was thinking of you because we have a client in [location] and they have a 6-month opening for an Agile coach. Would you be available to start February 15? Regards, [Name withheld] … Continue reading

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Cycle Time Revisited

The cycle time has been a hot topic for me lately. A debate is going on on kanbandev. Meanwhile, someone at a client site has asked my advice on continuous delivery (of software) and whether “the cycle time” is a … Continue reading

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Introducing the STATIK Canvas

Update (2018) For the up-to-date version of this STATIK A3 paper, please see this more recent post. You can also download the paper from my firm’s website. The Original Post (largely relevant still) I’d like to introduce a new simple … Continue reading

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#BeyondVSM: Understanding and Mapping Your Process of Knowledge Discovery

This short post will serve as the “table of contents” for a series of six posts I wrote this year about mapping processes in creative industries based on knowledge creation and information discovery and not by handoffs of work between … Continue reading

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Lead Time and Iterative Software Development

I have introduced my forecasting cards and written about lead time distributions in my recent blog post series. Now I’d like to turn to how these concepts apply in iterative software development, particularly the popular process framework Scrum. Let’s consider one of … Continue reading

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Introducing Lead Time Forecasting Cards

I’m introducing a simple tool: lead time forecasting cards. Each card displays a pre-calculated distribution shape, using Weibull distribution with shape parameters 0.75, 1 (Exponential distribution), 1.25, 1.5, 2 (Rayleigh distribution), and 3. (Since I printed the first batch, I … Continue reading

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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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