Using Lead Time Distribution Charts for Improvements

Lead time distribution charts are very useful for making improvements to your system of work. Understanding what to target and when will ensure that you get the best “bang for your buck” in improvements. Making these improvement will… Read More

Using Work Item Ageing Charts

Work item ageing charts are particularly useful for solving issues that are currently impacting your teams. Whilst other charts such as Lead Time Distributions and Scatterplots can be useful for coming up with countermeasures for issues that you… Read More

Using Input / Output charts

These are not very widely used, but are one of my favourite charts for helping to manage flow. I find it quite simple as well, which once you finish this article I hope you also find it equally… Read More

Lead Time Distribution Charts

One of the really useful charts that I commonly use with Kanban implementations are lead time distribution charts. Given that lead time is one of the key metrics, at least from a customers perspective, understanding the nature of… Read More

Lead time scatterplots

Lead time scatterplots are an important tool for a team working with Kanban. Sometimes these are referred to as a “Control Chart” which is often the case in manufacturing. However, in knowledge work I think it’s less about… Read More