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12.3. Measurement Strategies

About this point you are probably thinking, but, if I don't measure anything, how do I know how my team is doing? Clearly some measurements are essential to tracking progress and cannot be ignored. The questions are, what do you measure, who makes the measurements, and how do you use them?

12.3.1. What to measure

I directly measure as little as possible. In fact, I have managed teams where I measured nothing. Instead, I delegated all tasks to team members, including all metrics. However, even if you delegate everything, there are a few things that must be tracked, even if only by an individual for his or her own purposes.

  • Milestones:  You have no real choice but to track milestones. As we have seen, ...

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