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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

BT12 The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Metrics Talk You'll Ever Need to Hear
Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:15pm

The Mismeasure of Software: The Last Metrics Talk You'll Ever Need to Hear Lee Copeland claims that most organizations have some kind of metrics program—and almost all are ineffective. After explaining the concept of measurement, Lee describes two key reasons for these almost universal metrics program failures. The first major mistake people make is forgetting that the model we are using for measurement is not necessarily reality. The second major blunder is treating ideas as if they were real things and then counting them.

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