Agile Metrics - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

location_city Gatineau QC schedule Nov 23rd 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM IST place Room - Gatineau

Metrics are a difficult topic, and the topics gets more complex when coupled with practices of Agile and Scrum. In this session, I'll review how we at Wind River struggled with metrics. A look at scrum team metrics like sprint burndown and burnup charts, cumulative flow diagrams and scrum hygiene (e.g. US without estimates in a current sprint). Also a look at other metrics that may be useful at a program level like Release Burnups. A discussion of some of the bad metrics like number of User Stories or comparing velocity across teams.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

This session will primarily be a presentation followed by a discussion.

Learning Outcome

Options for metrics for companies using Agile and Scrum.

  • Understanding of pitfalls of metrics
  • Metrics to avoid
  • Metrics that can help the team

Target Audience

Managers, Scrum Masters


schedule Submitted 7 years ago