In a previous episode I showed you, how the Cycle Time Scatterplot can be used to predict when a specific item on your Kanban board might be completed.
But what exactly do you do when you want to know how long it will take to complete a complex project with say 100 work items?
You might think that if you know the average throughput of completed items per time period, you could use this to figure out how many time units it would take to complete 100 items...and so on...
... and this would lead you to precisely the wrong answer!
Why this is so and how you should use the Monte Carlo simulation in Kanbanize to find a valid answer, is the topic of my next episode.
Below are the other episodes in this series on flow metrics:
- Ep 59 – Actionable Metrics to Predict When Work Will Get Done
- Ep 60 – Making Flow Visible – The Cumulative Flow Diagram
- Ep 61 – A Look at Cycle Time – Scatterplot and Histogram
- Ep 62 – Get a Birds-Eye View with the Flow Efficiency and Heatmap Charts
- Ep 63 – Analyse Current Work in Progress – Run Chart and Aging WIP
- Ep 65 – Use PowerBI to Build Powerful Dashboards for Kanbanize
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