Slay the Dragons of Agile Measurement
Some consider measurement in agile development destructive—or at the very least useless. Larry Maccherone disagrees and offers eight tools to slay the dragons of agile measurement. The #1 Dragon slayer—Use measurement for feedback rather than as a lever. What's the difference? Feedback is used to improve your own behavior; a lever is employed to change someone else's behavior. The distinction is subtle but critical. If you think what gets measured gets done, you are already venturing into “thar be dragons” territory. But it's not too late. Larry shows how to create a culture where measurement is an insight amplification and feedback mechanism rather than a club to beat people up; where your teams seek out—rather than dread—the use of quantitative insight; and where metrics bring stakeholders and teams closer together, not drive them apart. Leave with a list of good practices to follow and examples from companies whose metrics regimens have already slain the dragons.