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   * There is capacity to focus on improvements (at a minimum, the retrospective).   * There is capacity to focus on improvements (at a minimum, the retrospective).
  
-May not sound great, but really, ​1% improvement out of a Retrospective is not a high bar. In fact you could argue that newly formed Teams should have significant improvement percentages. Simple tools such as Value Stream Mapping, improvements in collaboration and communication,​ reduction in impediments required to deliver value and so one are usually easy to find and offer large improvements. All it requires is the discipline to act on findings.+It should be noted that a 1% improvement out of a Retrospective is not a high bar. In fact you could argue that newly formed Teams should have significant improvement percentages. Simple tools such as Value Stream Mapping, improvements in collaboration and communication,​ reduction in impediments required to deliver value and so one are usually easy to find and offer large improvements. All it requires is the discipline to act on findings.
  
 Perhaps the Team can end up somewhere in the realm of 1% improvement per (work) day over a year. The improvement for this team is 1342% (1.01 ^ 261 days)! This is not a typo. That is a 13X improvement in throughput, or a Team operating like it is a 67 people. Fanciful? Probably. But kind of interesting. My personal experience showed a Team with 9X improvement after the first year. Perhaps the Team can end up somewhere in the realm of 1% improvement per (work) day over a year. The improvement for this team is 1342% (1.01 ^ 261 days)! This is not a typo. That is a 13X improvement in throughput, or a Team operating like it is a 67 people. Fanciful? Probably. But kind of interesting. My personal experience showed a Team with 9X improvement after the first year.
  
-Now I realize this is all throughput / capacity / utilization type thinking - not exactly Agile which usually asks people to focus on value delivered. The assumption we are making is that the Teams are doing the right work based on business priorities. There are two potential improvements our customers ​can see - the right thing faster, and more of it as well.+Now I realize this is all throughput / capacity / utilization type thinking - not exactly Agile we expect ​people to focus on value delivered. The assumption we are making is that the Teams are doing the right work based on business priorities. There are two potential improvements our customers ​could see - the right thing faster ​(prioritized value delivery), and more of it as well (improved ability to deliver).
  
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