Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Cat Swetel

C Swetel LLC

About this Case Study

Does work grind to a halt whenever your team's star developer goes on vacation? Do some work items spend a very long time waiting for input from senior members of your team or programme? Does your team struggle with highly variable flows of work? Did The Phoenix Project's Brent problem sound a little too familiar?

A skills liquidity matrix can be used to help a team self organise around work and skills matchups. Additionally, this simple tool can help leaders plot a course for maturing the performance and agile practice of a team or value stream.

Building on Chris Matts' important work in measuring and managing skills liquidity, this session covers how and why to create and use a skills liquidity matrix to smooth the flow of work and increase the ability to absorb variability.

About the Speaker

Cat has experience applying lean principles in a variety of settings: from start-ups to large enterprises, warehouses to web. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys making jokes about Bitcoin, hiking and reading feminist literature.


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