Socratic Trends: flow efficiency
Flow reflects how much work is in a normal, flowing state—that is, tasks moving left to right through work phases—versus those that have fallen into an exception states. Where possible, Socratic infers these exception states automatically:
- Rework: that is, tasks that went backward in the workflow, either from a later active phase (e.g. "Testing") to a prior one (e.g. "In Development"), or from the Done phase back to an active phase.
- Deprioritized: this is any task that moves from an active phase back to a waiting phase (e.g. Backlog or To Do).
- Tasks that become blocked.
- Tasks that fall idle: any task that has had no movement for seven (7) calendar days.
For example, if a task takes 5 days to move from start to finish, but along the way is blocked for one day, its flow efficiency is 80 percent. Four of its five days (80%) were in a normal, flowing state, with one day (20%) in a blocked state.
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