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Measurement and Metrics


MA Practical Agile Metrics for Release Planning, Estimation, and Retrospectives
Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:30am

How do you compare the productivity and quality you achieve with agile practices with that of traditional waterfall projects? Join Michael Mah to learn about both agile and waterfall metrics and how these metrics behave in real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches on a whiteboard to create agile project trends on productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates. Using recent, real-world case studies, Michael offers a practical, expert view of agile measurement, showing you these metrics in action on retrospectives and release estimation and planning.

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TD Measurement and Metrics for Test Managers
Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:30am

To be most effective, test managers must develop and use metrics to help direct the testing effort and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important testing activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, test managers must measure the results of both the development and testing processes. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics is complicated because many developers and testers are concerned that the metrics will be used against them.

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Concurrent Sessions

AW10 The Software Quality Metrics Conundrum
Philip Lew, XBOSoft
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:45pm

When measuring software quality, we first need to understand its meaning, then its definition. Then we can begin to measure whether or not we’ve attained it. And this is where metrics come in. Unfortunately, many organizations collect and publish all sorts of metrics without considering if measuring and obtaining the data will actually lead to better software quality.

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AT2 The Agile Dashboard
Fadi Stephan, Excella Consulting
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:15am

There is more to agile metrics than velocity graphs and burn-down charts. However, most agile teams focus just on the velocity of implementing story points which leads to management’s misusing the metrics and to teams’ gaming the numbers. Additional metrics can provide a more holistic view of the project's overall health. Fadi Stephan shares the agile dashboard, which collects such metrics and acts as an information radiator to give real-time project updates on value, performance, schedule, scope, cost, quality, and team spirit. Learn what to measure and for how long.

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