Learn what makes an effective metric, the pitfalls in designing metrics, and the basic principles for using metrics appropriately in Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban. You’ll leave with a number of good metrics and how to collect them, and more importantly, with a deepened understanding of why measuring the right things is critical, and how to measure those things.
For instance, there’s one highly effective metric that can turn a frantically busy and harried team into a team that will deliver more value without feeling overworked! We even lay to rest some enticing, but ultimately harmful, measures like efficiency. In fact, we show you how reducing efficiency can dramatically improve productivity! (Sound impossible? It’s not, and once you’ve seen how, you’ll never look at efficiency the same way again.)