Applying Metrics for Predictability (AMP)

“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.

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What you will learn:

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 Advanced Agile Metrics 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.


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.


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.

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