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Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 19

Ten Key Metrics for Agile Project Management

In This Chapter

arrow Using success metrics

arrow Calculating time and cost metrics

arrow Understanding satisfaction metrics

On an agile project, metrics can be powerful tools for planning, inspecting, adapting, and understanding progress over time. Rates of success or failure can let a scrum team know if it needs to make positive changes or keep up its good work. Time and cost numbers can highlight the benefits of agile projects and provide support for an organization’s financial activities. Metrics that quantify people’s satisfaction can help a scrum team identify areas for improvement with customers and with the team itself.

This chapter describes ten key metrics to help guide agile project teams.

Sprint Goal Success Rates

One way to measure agile project performance is with the rate of sprint success. The sprint may not need all the requirements and tasks in the sprint backlog to be complete. However, a successful sprint should have a working product feature that fulfills the sprint goals and meets the scrum team’s definition of done: developed, tested, integrated, and documented.

Throughout the project, the scrum team can track how frequently ...

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