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Jack Vinson Reviews ‘Tame the Flow’

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This is what Jack Vinson says about Tame the Flow: […] a way to combine approaches that make the best of several worlds. Use ideas borrowed from Critical Chain to monitor the overall health of a delivery project. Use the ideas of ...

Mike Burrows on TameFlow

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+Mike Burrows posting on the kanbandev list had this to say commenting about TameFlow: We need to remember that collaboration isn’t only a means to improvement […], it should be an end too, in other words a focus for improvement […]....

Replacing Cycle Time with Flow Time

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After a number of email exchanges with +Andy Carmichael triggered by his original post The difference between Cycle Time and Lead Time… and why not to use Cycle Time in Kanban, and follow up post More Musings on Little’s Law, I will repo...

Cumulative Flow with Fever Chart

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In Tame the Flow one of my primary concerns is about gaining better control of how work flows through a process. Naturally, it is desirable to have as stable a flow as possible; because under such conditions it becomes feasible to take a...

What is the Meaning of ‘Pattern’

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TameFlow is based on organizational design patterns; but what is the meaning of “pattern?” Here’s a possible explanation: Patron, which derives from the Latin Pater, the French Patern and the English… Pattern […] Naturally, the mean...

Cover of Tame the Flow

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Here is the original cover of the first edition of “Tame the Flow” book. The picture on the cover is “Fractal Phlygeas on the River Styx” by Devin Moore, a modern computer art rendering of the Mythological figure of Phylgeas. In the...