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Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum (AFMS)

AFMS badgeIn this 2-day course, you will learn how to leverage flow metrics to help your Scrum team break the cycle of endless status and move towards informed decisions, accurate planning, and actionable improvements. Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum workshop will teach you not only how to identify how much work to plan but also how to accurately forecast when individual work will be done in a Scrum team’s context. 

We’ll explore topics like how to use Flow Metrics to optimize your Scrum Events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective) and analyze flow metrics data and information radiators like Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs), Scatterplots, and Monte Carlo. Then we’ll make it all actionable by helping you get started. 

Why Flow Metrics?

Is your team answering the same three questions at the Daily Scrum but not seeing any work move? Are you overcommitting every sprint and stuck with endless carry-over? Do your retrospectives feel like the same conversations with little impact?

Then you may need to explore Flow metrics like WIP, Work Item Age, Cycle Time, and Throughput to help teams have data-informed conversations and get more valuable work done. 

Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum Learning Outcomes

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Leverage metrics for accurate Sprint Planning
  • Use forecasts in Daily Scrum to organize around work in progress
  • Track progress toward critical dates and deliverables
  • Identify opportunities for measurable team improvements
  • Tools for Product Backlog Item refinement to increase flow

Workshop Logistics 

  • 2 days
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm MST
  • 30-minute lunch break with breaks throughout the days 

Who benefits from attending Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum?

The Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum course is for anyone who wants to leverage data to improve their Scrum practices. This includes Scrum team members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or leaders who want better transparency into the health and performance of their team.

Meet the Trainer

Colleen Johnson
Colleen Johnson


Colleen is a Transformation Coach with Agile Velocity and the CEO of, an inclusive Kanban learning community. She is also co-founder of ScatterSpoke, a proud Atlassian Ventures Portfolio company driving actionable improvements through retrospective data. She has presented and taught Agile to audiences around the world. As a coach, she has worked across a range of industries with clients like Wells Fargo, eTrade, Home Depot, Tanium, Gemini, and more. Colleen helps organizations apply a systems thinking approach to aligning agile methodologies end-to-end. She has served as a board member for Agile Denver, the Agile Uprising, and chair of the Mile High Agile Conference. She is happiest in the woods, camping with her three kids and very patient husband.

What do class attendants receive?  

PFMS badgeAfter taking the course, you will have an opportunity to validate that you understand Flow Metrics for Scrum topics. We will invite you to take an online assessment that evaluates your understanding and provides you with guidance on areas to improve. Should you pass the assessment, you will receive the “Professional Flow Metrics for Scrum” (PFMS) certification and will be issued credentials through Credly.