I had a great time at the Kanban Leadership Retreat held in Mayrhofen in Austria. This is a un-conference held with Kanban practitioners to present new ideas in Kanban to leaders of that community.

I presented some new thoughts around cycle time mathematics. How and why reducing the variation in cycle time impacts forecast certainty. I also expanded this into some techniques to identify what areas of delays and blocking events give the biggest reward in reducing cycle time variation by analyzing both the frequency and the duration aspects of queuing and blocking event. I’ll be more fully writing this up soon.

Here is a link to the presentation: Cycle Time Mathematics – KLRAT Presentation

Note to attendees: This presentation contains a lot more reference material than I covered in the 45 minutes!