GOTO 2020 • The Development Metrics You Should Use (but Don’t) • Catherine Swetel

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Catherine Swetel - Once described as the Altoids of Lean-Agile feminism

Have you ever had a gut feeling a project is about to go off course but no way to validate (or invalidate) that feeling? Has your team ever been burned by an inaccurate estimate or unreasonable expectation? Have you ever wished you could peer a bit into the future?
Navigating the uncertainty of knowledge work is often difficult and uncomfortable. During this session, learn new ways to visualize your team’s reliability and variability of delivery using the data you already collect. Instead of relying entirely on your gut or laboring over estimates, learn to articulate trade offs, predict outcomes and describe their likelihood. While this session doesn’t teach you to eliminate uncertainty or allow you to see the future, it does provide you with tools to explore and chart a reasonable course through the inherent ambiguity of knowledge [...]

00:00 Intro
04:26 Time in process
09:09 Why probability?
17:12 Throughput
23:18 Trade offs
26:47 Positive vs. negative net flow
35:57 Outro

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