Metrics that Matter - Moving from Easy to Impactful
Metrics are the bane of many organizations, getting fascinated on measurements that don’t matter or can drive improper behaviours. In this session, we walk through a simple grouping for metrics where the groupings not only call out the metrics, but their limits, and help guide to better metrics.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
This session is a walk through of a popular blog post we did on metrics. In general, we are leading transformations where the standard questions around metrics (velocity, bug, mttr, come up) - and we use these groupings to help organizations to get some answers for questions they want, but also understand their limits. I.e. if code coverage goes up, that might be good directionaly but does not say we are getting code coverage of the important code paths. We wrap up the session giving examples of more impactful measurements and walk through process behavior charts to help separate signal from noise in data.
Determine where you are from 'what you can measure' now
Figure out approaches towards better metrics and how to get there
Use Behavior Control Charts to determine if your changes are having actual impact on metrics
ScrumMasters, Managers, Leadership, Executives
Prerequisites for Attendees