Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP)
Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP) Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP)

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Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP)

Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP)

TAUGHT BY: Jose Casal & Jean-Paul Bayley
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**********This course is provided and taught by Jose Casal & Jean-Paul Bayley of ACTINEO**********

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This class is structured as follows:


19th of January 2023 14:00-17:00 UK Time

24th of January 2023 14:00-17:00 UK Time

26th of January 2023 14:00-17:00 UK Time

31st of January 2023 14:00-17:00 UK Time


Delivery Format: Live Virtual primarily using Zoom and Mural.


What Are the Benefits of Applying Metrics for Predictability?

Frameworks and Methodologies are a great start. But if you really want to be agile, you'd better learn how to read the road. In the world of knowledge work, metrics and charts are that road. By attending Applying Metrics for Predictability you will:

  • Build trust with your stakeholders
  • Have more predictable delivery
  • Make data-based planning decision without business theatre
  • Use data to improve.

“When will it be done?” “How many items will I get in the next release?” “When will all of the items in the backlog be completed?”

These are some of the questions that are most important to your customers. Applying Metrics for Predictability Workshop provides you with the tools you need to answer these questions predictably. In this workshop, attendees will learn which metrics are necessary for accurate forecasting, how to visualise those metrics in appropriate analytics, how to use those analytics to make reliable forecasts and understand risk, and, finally, how to make meaningful interventions for overall process improvement.


Learning Outcomes of Applying Metrics for Predictability

After attending Applying Metrics for Predictability, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of estimating work.
  • List the most frequent myths & misunderstandings in Agile metrics and suggest suitable alternatives.
  • Explain Little's Law and the relationship between the core Flow Metrics.
  • Interpret the most common Flow Metrics Charts.
  • Explain why a stable process is necessary for accurate forecasting.
  • Describe the concept of right-sizing and why it is important in forecasting complex work.
  • Propose actionable experiments to improve the predictability of a work system.


Module 1

  • Estimating work
  • Avoiding the Deterministic Thinking Trap
  • Myth busting
  • Service Level Expectations and scatterplots.

Module 2

  • Forecasting single Items
  • Montecarlo Simulations
  • Forecasting releases
  • How much is “Enough data”?

Module 3

  • Applying Little's Law in knowledge work
  • Common CFDs and their meaning
  • Managing flow with ageing charts
  • Applying metrics in your context.

Module 4

  • Variability and managing risk
  • Right sizing
  • Common patterns in charts
  • Experiments for improving predictability


The Applying Metrics for Predictability (APM) course is associated with the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) certification by

All participants completing the Applying Metrics for Predictability course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) assessment. The industry-recognised PAM certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PAM assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.



The Applying Metrics for Predictability class is for anyone who wants to needs to provide forecasts on work and helps improve systems. Typical attendee roles include:

  • Anyone who has been asked to answer “When Will It Be Done?” or otherwise had to give an estimate for a User Story, Epic, Feature, Project, and/or Release
  • Executives, managers, or team members who want better understanding and transparency into the health and performance of their process
  • Anyone who currently uses Agile or Lean Methodologies and is interested in how to improve the overall predictability and efficiency of their current practices



You should have completed the Applying Professional Kanban (APK) or the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) courses or have an equivalent level of experience & understanding.



  • Duration: 4 x 3-hour live virtual sessions + inter-session work. 
  • Certification: Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) by (after passing the exam)
  • Frequency: 2 public courses a year
  • Private Courses Available: Yes
  • Languages: English or Spanish
  • Payment Formats: Credit Card, TransferWise, Paypal or by Invoice
  • Payment Currencies: GBP, EUR or USD
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  • What's included:
    • Token to take PAM Assessment
    • Access to the Actineo Newsletter
    • Access to the Actineo Slack channel
    • Invites to exclusive Actineo Events
    • Membership of the Actineo Alumni Network including 20% discount on future courses


For our cancellation policy, click here.

About the trainers

Jose Casal

Jose Casal is a business agility consultant & trainer with extensive experience. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals embrace modern management concepts including Flow Thinking, Kanban, Flight Levels Scrum. Strongly motivated towards continuous learning and research, he is able to help organisations achieve better Agility. His goal is to create thriving and engaged organisations.

Jose is an international speaker and organises the in-person Lean Agile London (LALDN) and the virtual Lean Agile Global (LAG) conferences.

Jose's experience covers the full breadth of Agile approaches. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Flight Levels Guide (FLG), Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT), Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC) & Certified Trainer for Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR-CT). He is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He co-founded Actineo Consulting LLP in 2015.


Jean-Paul Bayley 

Jean-Paul is a Partner with Actineo Consulting LLP. He is a business agility coach and trainer who is passionate about helping teams do their best work. He does this through training courses, workshops, and coaching. He has a strong technical background having worked for many years as a software engineer.

JP is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), a Flight Levels Guide (FLG) and a Certified Trainer for Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR-CT). In 2017, with José Casal, and Andy De Vale, he co-created a self-coaching tool for teams called "The Kanban Guide". He has delivered talks at conferences in USA, UK, Ireland, and Germany.

He is a co-organiser of the in-person Lean Agile London (LALDN) and the virtual Lean Agile Global (LAG) conferences.