Abstract/Description

Do you want to improve end-to-end feature lead-time? It is not a question of working harder. It is a question of first removing the feature wait time, the red bricks.

If you would build an end-to-end timeline for your features using red, yellow and green LEGO bricks. Where:

  • Red = Non value adding waiting time
  • Yellow = Non value adding activates required due to how work is organized
  • Green = Value adding activities of real customer value

How would your feature end-to-end timeline look like? In most cases, you will have less than 20% green and yellow bricks and more the 80% red bricks.

In this session, you will be see how flow efficiency can be drastically improve in two concrete examples from two different domains.

First, you will see how a Swedish Breast Cancer Clinic drastically improved flow efficiency and reduced patient wait time by focusing on removing the red and yellow bricks.

In the second example, you will see how a Product Development Test Organization reduced lead-time and created time for improvements by focusing on improving flow efficiency.

We will take a close look at the three laws that define the performance of all processes:

  • Little’s Law
  • Law of bottlenecks
  • Law of variation

By understanding how the three laws governs the performance of your processes, we can look at ways to improve your flow efficiency.

When time is gone, it is gone. Time to start removing the red and yellow bricks

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