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Agile Metrics in Action: How to measure and improve team performance by Christopher W. H. Davis

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Chapter 2. Observing a live project

This chapter covers

  • Tracking progress of multiple development efforts
  • Using Elasticsearch (EC) and Kibana to track and visualize metrics over time
  • Communicating progress back to leadership
  • Using data to improve day-to-day operations

In chapter 1 we walked through some of the concepts around agile development and saw how a team is typically measured, looked at problems that crop up, and got an overview of how to solve those problems. Now let’s look at a team that put these concepts into action, how they did it, and how it all turned out—all through a case study.

2.1. A typical agile project

Software development is flexible and can move very quickly. Every project is different, so any one project isn’t ...

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