The average comes from mathematics. The mean comes from statistics. It doesn’t matter in the context of this post. What matters is… When analysing or displaying the data in the dashboard, we often use Average. That’s tricky. Imagine 10 stories and their cycle times:

## Percentile over Average/Mean

## Percentile over Average/Mean

## Percentile over Average/Mean

The average comes from mathematics. The mean comes from statistics. It doesn’t matter in the context of this post. What matters is… When analysing or displaying the data in the dashboard, we often use Average. That’s tricky. Imagine 10 stories and their cycle times: