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Potentially Deliverable Scope

“So… What are we likely to deliver in the next 10 weeks?”

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions from stakeholders and yet quite difficult to answer, accurately enough to generate the necessary conversations about priority.

Using the team’s historical completion rate we can predict the ‘probable’ and ‘possible’ distance down the backlog by a specified date.

We use the pessimistic forecast to give probable deliverable scope and the optimistic throughput rate to give us the possible line.

Lean Coffee Table helps distributed teams to run effective 'agenda-less' 'Lean Coffee'™ meetings.

Lean Coffee Table helps distributed teams to run effective 'agenda-less' 'Lean Coffee'™ meetings.

Scoping with confidence levels

The model predicts the ‘Probable’ and ‘Possible’ deliverable scope, which helps the business focus on the marginal scope.

There is not much point in focusing on scope around here (1) as this will almost certainly be delivered.

Similarly, don’t spent too much time talking about scope down here (3) as this is almost certainly not going to be delivered.

Instead everyone should focus on (2) the scope that *could still be delivered, if the team and ‘the business’ refine the priorities and manage to improve the throughput rates.

 

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