WIP it! How slowing it down makes you go faster

Traditional management techniques have emphasized Utilization as a key metric to increasing team productivity. Agile and Lean management techniques, instead, focus on reducing Work In Process (WIP) and building in Slack as the key to decreasing cycle time and increasing team efficiency. In this session, we will take a look at the correlations between these seemingly unrelated data points and how teams can leverage it to deliver value faster.

 
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Agenda:

1. Why WIP Matters

Little's Law

2. Why Utilization Matters

Correlation between Utilization and Cycle Time

3. What can teams do to control WIP and Utilization, and reduce Cycle Time

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand how WIP and Utilization impacts delivery of value
  2. Learn how you can control these variables to reduce cycle time

Target Audience

Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers

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