Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile

The topic of Agile Metrics inevitably comes up in many situations and conversations. One of my screening questions read, “What standard metrics would you track if any and for what purpose?” So far, I hired 2 Scrum Masters whose answer to the question didn’t have any of those metrics.

Hooked on Service Metrics

The post Hooked on Service Metrics appeared first on Blogs DevOps Practice Microservices Journal Operations devops microservices service mesh service metricsWe live in an increasingly “as-a-service” world.

Velocity, the false metric of productivity

There has been so much written about Velocity and its impact on teams yet it is one metric that eludes everyone and keeps cropping up whenever there is discussion around productivity. Is it really a metric of productivity? Inspection and Adaptation with Transparency at the last possible moment trumps all the metrics. If it is being used to measure anything else besides forecasting then we are using a wrong metric for a wrong purpose

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile Part 3

In the first part of Getting to 85 – Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile we looked at the Cycle Time Scatterplot created by ActionableAgile software. I surely do - these questions are the core to inspecting and adapting your agile metrics.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile (p. 2)

In the first part of Getting to 85 – Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile we looked at the Cycle Time Scatterplot as generated by ActionableAgile software. CFD Agile Metrics for Estimation.

Ratio metrics

Erik Bernhardsson

We run a ton of A/B tests at Spotify and we look at a ton of metrics. Defining metrics is a little bit of an art form. Ideally you want to define success metrics before you run a test to avoid cherry picking metrics. You also want to define a metric that has as high signal to noise ratio. And of course, most importantly, your metric should ideally correlate to high level business impact as much as possible. Bad metric.

Metrics: What Happens in Vegas stays… Does It Though?

In the previous 3 articles I reviewed some of the most important Agile metrics that Dan Vacanti’s ActionableAgile software helps you to get with ease. Those were Cycle Time with the help of the Cycle Time Scatterplot , and a multitude of metrics, provided by the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD).

CloudBees: 2019 to Be Year of DevOps Metrics

While DevOps has come a long way in terms of understanding and adoption, 2019 is going to be marked by a concerted effort to applying metrics to DevOps processes. The post CloudBees: 2019 to Be Year of DevOps Metrics appeared first on

The Must Have Metrics Any DevOps and SRE Manager Should Measure


Follow us on Twitter for all the latest and greatest posts from our blog: NEW POST The Must Have Metrics Any #DevOps and #SRE Manager Should Look At [link] This metric clearly represents how successful the team is in accomplishing that goal.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Not All Metrics Are Created Equal

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing – metrics are at best useless, and quite possibly harmful, if the wrong things are being measured. In today’s post I will attempt to provide some general guidelines that will be useful to any business attempting to create and analyze a valid set of success metrics.

What Is the Difference Between Metrics and Events?

The New Stack

We might, for example, want to see application metrics, database logs and network traffic side-by-side. We don’t always talk about the differences in these types of data, so today we’re covering a question I get asked most often: what is the difference between metrics and events?

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile Part 1

The topic of Agile Metrics inevitably comes up in many situations and conversations. One of my screening questions read, “What standard metrics would you track if any and for what purpose?” So far, I hired 2 Scrum Masters whose answer to the question didn’t have any of those metrics. Somehow during the Holy Scrum Kanban decades of feud these metrics were banished from the Scrum land and forgotten by many. Those numbers that matter, the Agile Metrics.

Increasing Deployment Safety with Metric Based Canaries


In September, Brandon Leach, Sr Engineering Manager at Lookout, gave a talk at our Test in Production Meetup on Increasing Deployment Safety with Metric Based Canaries. We began looking for ways to automate metric-based deployments in Spinnaker, so I this context what is a canary?

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Which metrics you should and shouldn’t be using. Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone.

Two DevOps Metrics for Agile Teams & their Managers

Storm Consulting

They’ve been using just two DevOps metrics , the number of releases made per month and the number of incidents raised per month. Figure 1 Indicative figures showing positive jaws of DevOps metrics: releases vs incidents. DevOps Metrics #1 – Release frequency.

Four Customer Success Metrics You’re Not Watching (But Should)

Battery Ventures

These four customer success metrics are ones that often fly under the radar. But they’re metrics that can give your CS team an earlier indication of the health of your customer relationships. Imagine trying to run your business if you could only monitor topline revenue.

How to use your metrics to foster team improvement?


The Problem with Metrics In modern knowledge work, no two tasks are exactly the same; no two teams work exactly the same together; and no two project contexts are quite like each other. How Can We Use Metrics Effectively? Ask honest and curious questions about the metrics.

15 Key Product Management Metrics and KPIs


To deliver the most value, encourage your return and loyalty, executives of companies like these start their weeks with looking at metrics – pieces of quantifiable data that illustrate the changes in revenue and customer behavior. KPIs and metrics for product management.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

Stop the Presses: Media Coverage as a Prioritization Metric for Vulnerability Management


Media coverage is not an objective metric for determining the true criticality of a vulnerability , particularly in the context of a specific enterprise. While security teams aren’t using this coverage as a single source of vulnerability intelligence, it can be used as a metric (combined with others) for prioritization. Media coverage is becoming less useful as a metric because the media landscape is changing. .

KPIs, Velocity, and Other Destructive Metrics

Allen Holub

"It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it—a costly myth." " –W. Edwards Deming The Deming quote at the top of this post is often twisted into something worthy of Frederick Taylor: "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it." " Deming would disagree. You can—in fact, must—manage things… Agility

Monitoring Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

The New Stack

In this article, I’ll talk about some of the most important metrics to consider for monitoring. Picking the Most Important Metrics. Let’s consider a couple of key metrics: Error Handling. So far, we’ve indicated two critical metrics to use for your application.

Communities of Practice Measurement: Focusing on the Right Metrics to Grow Your Company’s Knowledge Capital

Luis Goncalves

Below are the five levels of values and metrics that you can use to evaluate the community of practice in your organisation: Immediate Value – refers to the valuable interactions or activities between the members of the community. The post Communities of Practice Measurement: Focusing on the Right Metrics to Grow Your Company’s Knowledge Capital appeared first on Luís Gonçalves. Making Sense of Your Company’s Knowledge Capital – Communities of Practice Measurement.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges.

Knowing your metrics

Derek Huether

Know your metrics and the behaviors they drive. Everyone at your company should understand which metrics drive the business, and what behaviors they encourage. He went on to say, “Everyone needs to know how each metric fits into the big picture…why and how we’re measuring something, and how it’s relevant to performance.”. More directly, I would say metrics should capture the changing environment of your business so you can make informed decisions.

xMatters Incorporates Stackdriver APM Metrics from Google

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15 ITSM ITIL Metrics for Tracking Incident and Service Management Success


Your service desk solution may come with a baked-in set of reports, but these aren’t necessarily the most critical ITSM ITIL metrics for your service team to track. This metrics list compiles some of the top metrics for service desk teams. Bonus Metric: Customer Satisfaction.

Assessment of Apache Impala Performance using Cloudera Manager Metrics – Part 1 of 3

Cloudera Engineering

In this blog post series, we are going to show how the charts and metrics on Cloudera Manager (CM) can help troubleshoot Impala performance issues. The post Assessment of Apache Impala Performance using Cloudera Manager Metrics – Part 1 of 3 appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog. CDH Cloudera Manager Impala Performance apache impala metrics performance queries tuning

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

Likewise, it’s even more important to shape your sales culture into one that is positive, accountable, and metric-driven. Gary Galvin will help you define metrics to drive success, empower your sales team, and create a culture driven by results and accountability.

Startup Metrics


A post by Fred Wilson pointed me to Dave McClure's Startup Metrics presentation. Define what you need from a metrics and reporting standpoint. Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp, Sept 2009) View more documents from Dave McClure.

Metrics and Maturity: Benchmarking Your Cyber Exposure Over Time


Once you’ve established which metrics you’ll use, you can begin to benchmark your performance by creating a Cyber Exposure score for each incident. In part four of our six-part blog series, we explore the challenges facing organizations as they try to accurately answer the question “How are we reducing our exposure over time.” Here’s what you need to know.

How Does Honeycomb Compare to Metrics, Log Management, and APM Tools?


Metrics? Here’s the run-down, followed by some deeper discussion: Metric Analysis. Application Context For Solving Problems – Honeycomb fixes the “ Dimensions of Doom ” problem (also known as high cardinality), which is described in detail in the discussion of metrics below. There is no explosive cost increase or limitation due to contextual information (usually called “tags” or “labels” in metrics products). More than just metrics.

How To Improve ITSM Metrics With a Millennial Workforce & Gen Z


How the Tech-Savvy Millennials and Younger Generations Will Influence ITSM Metrics. This phenomenon could move the needle on a myriad of ITSM metrics beyond CSAT, as well. How to Leverage the Behavior of Tech-Savvy Millennials to Impact Your ITSM Metrics.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model. Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending!