A Tale of Some Metrics: It was the Best of Metrics, it was the Worst of Metrics

Are you feeling imprisoned in a bastille of leadership-imposed metrics? We often have a Dickens of a problem choosing the good from the bad when it comes to metrics.

This session, led by Senior Engineering Manager at Index Exchange and agile veteran, Neil Peterson, equips attendees with an evaluation rubric and example metrics. We will discuss metrics to evaluate release level performance while looking at the stories that can be seen in real-world uses of these metrics. Metrics to evaluate sprint and story efficiency will also be reviewed. In the second half of this session, we will discuss attendee challenges and goals and examine some metrics to support those goals. By combining theory with practical applications, the presentation offers a how-to guide on building a measurement strategy that will result in tangible benefits for your teams.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

5 mins: Discuss the risk and value of measurements

20 mins: Review of a number of specific metrics including their own strengths and weaknesses

20 mins: Discussion of audience goals and suggestion of metrics to support those goals

10 mins: Key learnings + Q&A

5 min: Buffer

Learning Outcome

  • Learn how to successfully implement key metrics into your workflow
  • Learn how to craft a robust measurement strategy
  • Discover metrics that will support your goals
  • Discuss the benefits and uses of some key metrics

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Managers, Project Managers, Agile Coaches, Team Members

Prerequisites for Attendees

An interest in applying measurement to team improvement.

schedule Submitted 11 months ago

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