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Title: Bad agile metrics and how to find them

Speaker: Charles Husemann (Faye Thompson)

Time/Room: 2:10 PM/Sterling (Ascendum)


One of the key features of agile is transparency which is usually done via large visible charts of team metrics in and around the team space. As agile is adopted by large organizations there is usually an effort to standardize metrics and develop organization specific metrics. However these new metrics can drive the wrong behavior or measure the wrong thing. This session identifies common agile metrics and demonstrates how they should and shouldn’t be used. It will also cover how to “coach-up” to ensure that metrics are consumed correctly by upper management. Finally we will also discuss how to identify bad metrics with a few common sense questions.

Topic: Agile Experiences

Target Audience: General

Keywords: Metrics, agile