Little's Law: How Managing Flow Yields Better Predictability

  • November 13, 2012 · 5:30 PM
  • Farm Credit Services of America

Daniel Vacanti joins us to continue advancing our group's knowledge on Kanban and Lean thinking.

Little's Law: How Managing Flow Yields Better Predictability

Little's Law (which relates lead time, work in progress, and throughput) is often blindly used as a justification for all things Lean.  To best apply Lean to a project and make that project more predictable, you must first have a firm understanding of the theory and assumptions behind Little's Law.

Look forward to an interactive discussion about creating a good foundation for introducing Lean/Kanban in your organization.  You will hear a brief history of Little's Law and then quickly jump into the conditions that must be in place in order for the law to hold.  Finally, know how to watch that all conditions are met, so Little's Law can be an innovative way for you to introduce predictability when managing software development flow.


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  • Agile T.

    Great presentation! I'm curious to know how many that attented last night are currently using Kanban and to what extent...

    November 14, 2012

  • Andy H.

    Very interesting. It's fantastic to see data that supports the basics of what we are trying to do.

    November 14, 2012

  • Avery M.

    excellent topic

    November 13, 2012

  • Jenny M.

    I really enjoyed the presentation and look forward to hearing more from Dan! I will be looking into the resources he recommended and trainings he will present in the future.

    November 13, 2012

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