Using a Python script to generate Cumulative Flow Diagrams
Agile | Agile Metrics

Using a Python script to generate Cumulative Flow Diagrams

Cumulative Flow Diagram is a graphical tool used extensively in Lean and Agile projects. It is used to track project progress, visualize work in progress (WIP) and obtain understanding of issues with the project including bottlenecks & scope changes. Burn Up and Burn Down charts are much more commonly used by Agile teams than Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFD)…

Productivity & the fallacy of cent percent utilization – Ask the right question !
Agile | Agile Metrics | Lean | Project Management

Productivity & the fallacy of cent percent utilization – Ask the right question !

In one of the organizations that I worked with, a newly minted Executive wanted to set things right and improve the productivity of his organization. The question posed to his management team was “How can we increase the productivity of resources (employees) ?”  After some discussion, it was decided  to measure “Employee Utilization“. A couple of voices of…

Project Management | SAO

Importance of standardization of processes in services and outsourcing (SAO) projects

The primary reason for outsourcing an activity by an organization is the belief that someone else, who has that core competency can perform that activity at a much lesser cost. This might happen when after a lot of process changes and process tweaking, the organization realizes that it cannot save any more costs. If the…