Using cumulative flow diagrams to observe workflow within sprints can provide valuable, visual input for teams. Unlike the sprint burndown chats, CFD”s look at the lower level of tasks to see what goes on closer to the work getting done. Used with the burndown, a cumulative flow diagram can be a useful learning aid to support retrospectives, continuous improvement and feedback.
There is nothing worse to destroy a team culture than people working with the confides of a job title. Emphasising roles creates dependencies, bottlenecks and blame cultures and as a result, reduces productivity through knowledge silo’s and counter productive workflow methods.