Cumulative flow diagrams (CFD) – Do’s and Don’ts

The CFD is growing in popularity in the agile community and has been called a successor to the Scrum burn-down chart. It’s a  very effective tool as it  provides a better visualization and typical information for critical decision making.  Furthermore, CFD can help you improve your process by providing insights into issues and by identifying potential bottlenecks.

In this session, we’ll look at the different patterns, behaviors and examples of CFD, reviewing what each represents, and how can they be used in both a Kanban and Scrum context.

 

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • What is CFD?
  • Where and How should a CFD be used?
  • What can we tell from a CFD?
  • CFD Patterns
  • What a CFD can’t show you?

Learning Outcome

  • A fresh perspective on CFDs
  • Understand CFD’s best use
  • Use CFD to gain insights into your process
  • Identify bottlenecks that you can action
  • Equipped with techniques to limit WIP, reduce lead time and increase throughput

Target Audience

Scrum masters, agile coaches, managers who work with the teams.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic familiarity of Kanban method could be beneficial but no prior Scrum/Kanban knowledge is needed.

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