Using Metrics as Your Compass
At the beginning of the software journey, teams often race to the finish line without thinking about the most efficient way to get there. As pressure builds from internal stakeholders for status reports, delivery dates, and team comparisons, teams throw together dashboards of questionable metrics like velocity or bugs. Poorly selected metrics can lead to teams gaming the system and “coding themselves a new minivan,” as the old tale suggests.
This session, led by Engineering Manager at Index Exchange and agile veteran, Neil Peterson, equips attendees with a detailed map of how to build a measurement strategy to ensure they sail in the right directions. From product quality to sprint analysis, or even team satisfaction, measurement is the compass for any software journey. Attendees will build their own measurement toolkit as they learn about some of the different metrics and measurement areas available to them. By combining theory with practical applications, the presentation offers a how-to guide on building a measurement strategy that results in tangible benefits. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of relevant metrics as they set sail for the open waters of team improvement.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
10 mins: Discuss the risk and value of measurements
40 mins: Review of a number of specific metrics and their own strengths and weaknesses
10 mins: Key learnings + Q&A
- Learn how to successfully implement key metrics into your workflow
- Learn how to craft a robust measurement strategy
- Learn how to build continuous improvement into your practice
Scrum Masters, Managers, Project Managers, Agile Coaches, Team Members
Prerequisites for Attendees
An interest in applying measurement to team improvement.
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