Tagged: metrics

Using Data to Make Better Project Forecasts and Decisions

If you are struggling to forecast project delivery dates and cost, or you want to eliminate the story estimation process because you feel it is waste, or you need to build the business case for hiring more staff, then this session is relevant to you. All estimates have uncertainty, and...

Measurement in a Continuous World

Continuous Delivery is a revolutionary new concept in business agility that can help large enterprises become as lean, agile and innovative as startups — making it possible to continuously adapt software in line with user feedback, shifts in the market and changes to business strategy.

Managing Project Performance: Aligning Agile and Traditional Metrics

Managing traditional or Scrum project performance is never easy. This talk aligns two different ways of doing it, the Agile and the traditional. Traditional project management is based on the mostly used project management standard, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This is not a presentation of Agile and...

Using Estimating Probabilities in Software Projects

In this article, Markus Sprunck explores the benefits of estimating probabilities in project management. He explains that deviations in projects estimations lead to systematic over-or underestimation of the project efforts. Probabilities are seldom used in project management due to the lack of tools that integrate this concept in their computations....

Scrum Velocity for Non-Agile Teams

This short article provides an approach to adapt the Scrum concept of velocity to traditional project teams that are working without using the sprints/iterations of Agile project frameworks. In Scrum, velocity is how much product backlog effort a team can handle in one sprint.

Software Project Teams: Small is Beautiful

The article “Familiar Metric Management – Small is Beautiful Once Again” (PDF) by Lawrence H. Putnam and Ware Myers discusses the fact that in software development projects, small teams are more efficient than larger one. They provides metrics showing that the concept of using small teams in software development is...

Smarter Management Decisions with Velocity

In this blog post, Steve Andrews discusses the usage of team velocity to plan the next Scrum sprints and how can we use it to make more informed management decisions. Using a quantitative management approach and Agile methods allows us to actually measure the impact of management decisions on the...

Metrics in Distributed Product Development

In project management, the measurements and metrics are important activities for successful product development. This article describes a set of metrics successfully used in industrial practice in distributed product development. Based on the experiences, the reasoning for selecting these metrics was that they are easy to capture and can be...