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Predictably Agile

Karl Scotland

14 Mar 2023

Karl tells us what it means to be predictably Agile

Come and join us for 'Predictably Agile' by Karl Scotland. Karl is something of a legend in the Kanban world and he's a seasoned conference speaker, so we're very grateful to have him come over to Southampton to present at February' session.This is going to be a vital session for anyone who wants to up their Agile Metrics game. There's going to be a bunch of useful takeaways from this. As usual it's FREE, and you get Pizza and Drinks courtesy of our Meetup Sponsors- Add Agility.

About the Session

What does it mean for an agile team to be predictable? How could you tell how predictable an agile team is or whether they are becoming more or less predictable? Is improving predictability even desirable for an agile team? This talk will explore these questions and more and introduce some different ways of answering them. Attendees will go away with some new approaches and techniques that they might use as part of an agile transformation to assess how successful they are being.

We'll hear about:

Review of flow metricsDefining predictability in terms of flow metrics (i.e. lead time and throughput)The pros and cons of flow metrics and say/do measuresPredictability and stabilityPredictability and consistency (inequality and coefficient of variation)Ageing WIP


Measuring flowMeasure predictability in terms of consistencyFocussing on WIP ageing and blockers

Speaker Karl Scotland

Karl leads the TEKsystems Global Services, Agile Transformation Services Practice in EMEA and is passionate about helping businesses become learning organisations.Over the last 20 years, he has been a vocal advocate of lean and agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software, Cisco, SDL, Legal & General, Bank of America and HSBC.Karl has been a pioneer of using kanban systems and strategy deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker.He was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.

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