As Scrum is the most popular framework adopted by organization adopting an Agile approach for project management, many companies are trying to find financial facts that justify its adoption. This article discusses the topic of evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of using Scrum and suggests some hints about mistakes to avoid and on how to get meaningful results from this activity.
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is an adage that is popular in project management. However, metrics programs are not easy to implement and have their dark sides. In their book “The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership”, Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen provides some advice about implementing metrics, the Agile way.
At the end of each sprint, the Scrum team take some time to think about what could be improved in its Agile process. In this blog post, Natalie Warnert discusses how you could also use the retrospective meeting to look at story sizes after the sprint and determine if they were correctly sized as far as story points are concerned.
In Scrum, the velocity is defined as amount of work that the team can handle in one sprint. This is an important measure as it is used to plan the future iterations and to verify that the team is progressing at a constant and comfortable pace. In this blog post, Agile coach Rachel Davies presents a FAQ on how to calculate velocity.
“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is an old adage in the project management world. Is this still valid in the Agile and Scrum world where people are preferred over processes and tools? In fact Scrum is disciplined and uses a lot of metrics, so you might like this newly proposed Scrum Adherence Index.
Velocity can be defined as a measurement of how much the Scrum team can get done in a Sprint, based on past results. In this article, Beth Macy discusses how reliable is velocity and how you can use it.
Metrics are an important tool when you want to manage something. It is very important to define what you want to measure as this will also impact your project team activity. In this blog post, Bob Boyd proposes 9 metrics for Scrum.