Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability

with Daniel Vacanti

1-day training 18th November 2015

Daniel Vacanti
Daniel Vacanti

“When will it be done?”  “How many items will I get in the next release?” 


Those are some of the first questions that your customers will ask you once you start work for them.  This one-day tutorial will provide you with the tools you need to answer those questions predictably.  In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn what metrics are necessary for predictability, how to visualize those metrics in appropriate analytics, how to use those analytics to make meaningful process interventions, and finally, how to make reliable forecasts about completion times.


This tutorial is based on Daniel Vacanti's book Actionable Agile Metrics or 


The tool Actionable Agile Analytics will be used as well.

See for a demo.


Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of what metrics are important for predictability and what metrics are not
  • An understanding of how to capture and visualize flow metrics in useful analytics that will provide clues as to necessary interventions for improved predictability
  • An understanding how to use flow metrics and analytics to achieve a stable process
  • An introduction on how to use the metrics from a stable process to make accurate probabilistic forecasts about Story, Feature, or Project completion times

This tutorial is for:

  • Anyone who has been asked to answer one of the above questions (or otherwise had to give an estimate)
  • Executives, managers, or team members who want better understanding and transparency into the health and performance of their process
  • Anyone who currently uses Agile or Lean Methodologies and is interested in how to improve the overall predictability of their current practices

Topic Areas:

  • Flow Metrics:  a deep dive into WIP, Cycle Time, and Throughput—including why they are important, how they are related through Little’s Law, and how to capture them appropriately
  • Flow Analytics:  an introduction to Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs), Cycle Time Scatterplots, Histograms, and other supporting charts—including a detailed discussion of what they are, how to generate them correctly, and how to interpret them for better predictability
  • Probabilistic Thinking and Forecasting:  how to use flow metrics and analytics to answer the important questions your customers are asking—including an introduction to probabilistic thinking and Monte Carlo Simulation (no advanced mathematics required)


750 EUR net (= 892,50 EUR gross)

625 EUR net when attending LKCE15

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