Delivery and Deployment

TH16 How Do You Measure Up? Collect the Right Metrics for the Right Reasons


2:45pm - 4:00pm

Level: Introductory

Angela Dugan

CSA Manager, CSU, serving State and Local Government agencies


How many times have you been asked to deliver on metrics that did not make sense, that were counterproductive to the team's effectiveness, or that were seemingly impossible to collect? Often times, the metrics being collected are the ones that are easy, but not necessarily the ones that matter.

When it comes to software delivery, lean and agile practices and methodologies have clearly taken the lead. In the spirit of Kaizen, this session will take a look at the measures we can and should collect from agile teams, why these metrics are relevant and interesting, and how we can use them to help our teams continuously improve.

You will learn:

  • Common metrics collected in the software world
  • Pros and cons of the easy to collect metrics
  • Overview of some harder metrics to collect that can make all the difference