We have just published our first book on the techniques we use and encourage other professionals to use in modeling and simulating Kanban and Scrum software projects. For more information see the Books and Publications page.
You can view the draft specification here.
SimML has the following features for modelling team and project data:
- Specify Kanban columns (wip limits, cycle-time confidence intervals, names, etc)
- Specify Defect categories (occurrence rate and override column cycle times)
- Blocking Events (occurrence rate and cycle time confidence intervals)
- Added Scope (occurrence and category. For example, scope-creep and refactoring)
The file format also contains all of the information required for simulation, for example, what types of simulations to execute and how to format the results.
We will be announcing more features in this extensible file format over-time, and welcome other companies supporting the format as an input or export when needing to represent Kanban or Scrum teams and projects.