How can metrics be used safely in coaching Agile teams? The classic Goldratt quote “Tell me how you will measure me and I will tell you how I’ll behave” signals the danger of using metrics to manage or motivate employees. This presentation shows and suggests approaches to Agile metrics that avoid the common pitfalls and shows some practical dashboards and the resulting chaos or calm they caused.
This presentation by Grindr VP of Engineering, Lukas Sliwka, focuses on implementing Scrum metrics to drive high performance teams while building strong and innovative software engineering organization.
Story point is a arbitrary relative measure used by Scrum teams to define the effort required to implement one story. In this article, Mahfoud Amiour proposes an approach to measure the cost of story points implementation.
Even if Agile was initially considered as an anarchic approach due to practices like self-organization, the reality is that it requires a lot of discipline. Metrics is an important tool to assess the continuous improvement efforts of Scrum teams. However, setting a good metric program is not obvious. The book “The Agile Culture” contains interesting thoughts about what could make a metrics program fail.
This session is born of the hard lessons learned from years of working with diverse companies using metrics to improve their software development processes. Come learn from our successes and be warned by our failures. This session covers what makes an effective Agile metric, the pitfalls in designing metrics, and the basic principles for using metrics appropriately.
Technical debt is one of this great new metaphor that is applied to software development and more specially to agile project management approaches like Scrum. As its financial counterpart, technical debt is not necessary a bad thing as long as you are able to manage it wisely. In this article, Don Reinertsen will help you to put some numbers on the costs and benefits of your technical debt.
When you start scaling Agile, you might need more metrics to assess you software development process. In this article, Janani Rasanjali Liyanage proposes some metrics that adhere to Lean and Agile principles to measure business agility in terms of predictability, reliability and adaptability.