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Chapter 7. Monitoring and Metrics

Ensuring that a Scrum project stays on track requires frequent tuning and fine-tuning. Thankfully, Scrum’s core set of sprint activities provides us with regular opportunities to monitor progress. Anecdotal observation can be greatly assisted with a selection of carefully selected metrics, tracking boards, and team synchronization practices.

The following three shortcuts focus on some useful techniques and tools to help gauge how your project is shaping up.

Shortcut 19: Metrics That Matter provides a selection of effective metrics that can be used ...

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As the development manager, you will want to do your best to ensure that your team's project is on track, which can require frequent fine-tuning. Many of the sprint activities allow you to regularly monitor progress. You can augment the sprint review activities with carefully selected metrics, tracking boards, and team synchronization practices. This lesson will help understand why and how to use these techniques.