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11 Metrics to Help Keep a Finger on the Pulse of Software Delivery

An old adage states, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure”, and nothing could be truer when it comes to boosting a team’s productivity

Stu Cavill
Nov 2, 2020 · 6 min read

By focusing on aspects such as predictability, accountability, employee engagement & wellbeing, transparency, and quality; the much sought after goal of productivity becomes attainable.

Sprint Burndown

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Epic & Feature Burndown

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Velocity

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Actual Items Completed vs. Committed Items

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Technical Debt Management

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Team Enthusiasm & Satisfaction

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Retrospective Process Improvement

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Team’s Adherence to Existing Methodology

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Value Delivered per Iteration

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Time to Market

What is the metric?

How do we measure it?

Why do we measure it?

Capital Redeployment

What is the metric?

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Why do we measure it?

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