Agile Metrics - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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 Session
This session will primarily be a presentation followed by a discussion.
Options for metrics for companies using Agile and Scrum.
- Understanding of pitfalls of metrics
- Metrics to avoid
- Metrics that can help the team
Managers, Scrum Masters