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Agile Portfolio Managment by Jochen Krebs

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Chapter 5. Metrics

Projects do not operate in isolation. Measuring the value and progress of an agile project requires reliable data and a consistent yet simple form of project reporting. The larger the portfolio of a development organization, the more challenging it is to measure the progress and quality of a system as well as the team’s morale. To achieve accurate measurement, reporting metrics need to be reduced to the most essential elements.

This chapter introduces key metrics to use when establishing an interface between an agile portfolio and its projects. In the spirit of agile development, one goal is to prevent any additional effort from being required to build new metrics; instead, it is preferable to reuse what has already been produced ...

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