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The Power of
Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
Agile Coach and Trainer
AKT, KCP, ICP-ACC, KMP, CSP, PMI-ACP, ICP-ATF
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
Introduction – Sanjay Kumar
 Agile Trainer & Coach:
 Lean Kanban Certifications...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
Kanban in IT = Kanban Method
Six core practices in Kanban Method:
1. Visualize wo...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
What does Kanban Deliver?
1. Transparent and consistent process
2. Smooth flow of...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
Why Teams adopt Kanban?
1. For Support Projects
2. To minimize pain and risk of t...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
The Initial Success Phase
 Better transparency – clarity of process
 Work flows...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
BIG Challenge with new Kanban
Implementations
After initial success, complacency ...
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
The Need for Kanban Metrics!
The Power of Kanban Metrics
Sanjay Kumar
Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
 Shows how many items have crossed important
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The Power of Kanban Metrics
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Sample Kanban Board
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CFD – Another Sample
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CFD – Comparing Releases
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Control Chart (or Run Chart)
 How Lead Time varies over a period of time
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Control Chart – Sample
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Lead Time Distribution
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Lead Time Distribution – Sample
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Lead Time Distribution
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Kanban Metrics – Summary
Four most common metrics to enable kaizen:
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Questions?
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THANK YOU!
 Stay in touch…
Sanjay Kumar
Agile Trainer & Coach
SunjayKumar@gmail....
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Power of Kanban Metrics

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A quick introduction on #Kanban #metrics - this is a session presentation from Agility Today conference, Gurgaon, India (Feb 2018).

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Power of Kanban Metrics

  1. 1. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Agile Coach and Trainer AKT, KCP, ICP-ACC, KMP, CSP, PMI-ACP, ICP-ATF
  2. 2. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Introduction – Sanjay Kumar  Agile Trainer & Coach:  Lean Kanban Certifications (KMP1, KMP2)  Certified Professional Agile Coach (ICP-ACC)  Corporate Training/Coaching – Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban  Experience with Agile – 2006 onwards  15+ years of software development experience
  3. 3. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Kanban in IT = Kanban Method Six core practices in Kanban Method: 1. Visualize work 2. Limit work in progress 3. Manage Flow 4. Make policies explicit 5. Implement feedback loops 6. Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally
  4. 4. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar What does Kanban Deliver? 1. Transparent and consistent process 2. Smooth flow of work 3. Better Predictability 4. Balance demand with capability 5. Make business “Fit for Purpose”
  5. 5. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Why Teams adopt Kanban? 1. For Support Projects 2. To minimize pain and risk of transition  Teams transitioning from Waterfall 3. Scrum is not working well !   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-most-common- challenges-facing-scrum-teams-sanjay-kumar
  6. 6. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar The Initial Success Phase  Better transparency – clarity of process  Work flows smoothly - it gets done  Improvement in Throughput and/or Lead Time  Better collaboration
  7. 7. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar BIG Challenge with new Kanban Implementations After initial success, complacency (inertia) sets in…  Lack of Predictability: o How much? o How fast?  Lack of kaizen culture
  8. 8. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar The Need for Kanban Metrics!
  9. 9. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)  Shows how many items have crossed important points in the flow.  It is cumulative – items so far
  10. 10. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Sample Kanban Board
  11. 11. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar 13 20 21 21 21 24 24 25 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 31 33 12 15 15 15 15 18 19 20 20 20 20 21 23 23 23 26 26 9 11 11 12 12 14 16 16 16 16 16 17 19 19 20 22 23 8 9 9 9 10 12 12 13 13 14 13 14 16 18 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 6 9 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 16 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 9 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1-Jun 2-Jun 5-Jun 6-Jun 7-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun 14-Jun 15-Jun 16-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 22-Jun 23-Jun Day --> Committed Design Done Backend Done Frontend Done Testing Done UAT Done Sample CFD What problems do you see here?
  12. 12. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar CFD – Another Sample
  13. 13. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar CFD – Comparing Releases
  14. 14. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Control Chart (or Run Chart)  How Lead Time varies over a period of time Day  LeadTime
  15. 15. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 May/25 Jun/14 Jul/4 Jul/24 Aug/13 Sep/2 Sep/22 Oct/12 CycleTime Date Done Control Chart – Sample Is the team performance getting better or worse?
  16. 16. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Control Chart – Sample y = -0.0122x + 531.88 R² = 0.0039 0 5 10 15 20 25 21/11/17 1/12/17 11/12/17 21/12/17 31/12/17 10/1/18 20/1/18 30/1/18 9/2/18 19/2/18 1/3/18 CYCLETIME DAY COMPLETED
  17. 17. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Lead Time Distribution  How Lead Time is distributed for a given time period Lead Time  NumberofItems
  18. 18. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Lead Time Distribution – Sample 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 25 26 27 32 34 37 40 42 44 46 48 51 54 55 56 60 61 62 84 NUMBEROFITEMS LEAD TIME
  19. 19. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Numberofworkitems Improvement Opportunity #1 Improvement Opportunity #3Improvement Opportunity #2 Lead Time Distribution – Improvement Opportunities
  20. 20. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Lead Time Distribution – Improvement Opportunities 1. Make the distribution “tall and narrow” rather than “flat & wide” 2. Move the distribution to the left 3. Slim or trim the tail
  21. 21. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34 38 44 46 NumberofItems Lead Time (days) Release 1 85% confidence – 26 days Lead Time Dist. – Comparing Releases 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 25 29 41 NumberofItems Lead Time (days) Release 2 85% confidence – 17 days
  22. 22. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Lead Time Dist. – Comparing Releases 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 25 29 41 NumberofItems Lead Time (days) Release 2 85% confidence – 17 days 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 26 27 41 NumberofItems Lead Time (days) Release 3 85% confidence – 12 days
  23. 23. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar 16 40 27 21 6 25 30 17 24 26 26 20 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 48 49 50 51 52 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Throughput(Points) Week Number Throughput Chart  How Throughput varies over a period of time Do you see weekly throughput stabilizing?
  24. 24. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Kanban Metrics – Summary Four most common metrics to enable kaizen:  Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)  Control Chart  Lead Time Distribution  Throughput Chart
  25. 25. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar Questions?
  26. 26. The Power of Kanban Metrics Sanjay Kumar THANK YOU!  Stay in touch… Sanjay Kumar Agile Trainer & Coach SunjayKumar@gmail.com LinkedIn.com/in/SunjayKumar Twitter.com/AgilityDelivers

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