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Cumulative Flow Diagrams

The Cumulative Flow Diagrams is a area chart used mostly by Kanban and Scrum teams, that indicate the statuses of work items, to reduce bottlenecks in the Agile process

Building and Analyzing Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagrams with MS Project (Agile)

Like Sprint or Release Burndown charts in Scrum, cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs) are frequently used in projects using a Kanban framework. This is because one of the fundamental aspects of Kanban is t...

Visualizing Project Flow Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams

  In my recent article, Sequencing Product Backlog, I used the shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) strategy to sequence a product backlog in order to minimize flow time and work in progress ...

5 Metrics for Agile Development

Let’s say you were to meet gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt and say to him, “Here’s a great track in front of you. You run. We’ll monitor your running and declare you the fastest...

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines Part 2

In my last article, I shared details about three forms of agile disciplines: dynamic systems development method, scrum and extreme programming. In part two of this two-part story, we’ll explore ...

Implement Kanban: Implement Virtuous Cycle of Ongoing Improvement

The hardest thing about implementing the Kanban is the paradigm shift in policies it leads to. “How can just visualizing work and limiting work improve throughput?” It’s so counter-intuitive. However,...