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Process Efficiency - Adapting Flow to the Agile Improvement Effort

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Title:Process Efficiency - Adapting Flow to the Agile Improvement Effort
Authors:Verbruggen, Frank
Sutherland, Jeff
van der Werf, Jan Martijn
Brinkkemper, Sjaak
Sutherland, Alex
Keywords:Agile and Lean: Organizations, Products and Development
Software Technology
Scrum, Lean, Process Efficiency
Date Issued:08 Jan 2019
Abstract:In Scrum, we measure performance using velocity. However, the velocity of one team cannot be compared to the velocity of another, since it is a relative measure that is only of meaning to the team using it. So can we objectively measure the performance of teams?
Measuring Value Added Time as a percentage of Total Time is a metric that is used in Lean Manufacturing to help get a better understanding of production processes and optimize those processes.
This paper introduces an adaptation of this metric to the Agile environment. Giving teams an objective insight into their efficiency helps them optimize their efficiency and compare themselves to other teams. This adapted metric is called Process Efficiency and is comparable across teams, technologies, and domains of practice.
Pages/Duration:7 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/60134
ISBN:978-0-9981331-2-6
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2019.837
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Agile and Lean: Organizations, Products and Development


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