Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise. Moreover, if the team fails to deliver on that metric something is wrong with the Scrum Team. Apparently, not faking agile metrics, or being transparent in this case, does not seem to be valued here.) .

What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

DevOps.com

The way we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past five years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same. The post What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

Hooked on Service Metrics

DevOps.com

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

Using metrics to find the pain points in a legacy codebase

Xebia

The post Using metrics to find the pain points in a legacy codebase appeared first on Xebia Blog. Metrics Software Development Sonar TDD Test TestingWhen you are new to a codebase, you may realise that it’s new for you, but not new to the world.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile

Scrum.org

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.

Velocity, the false metric of productivity

Scrum.org

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

Scrum.org

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.

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.

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.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

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

Scrum.org

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.

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

Scrum.org

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).

Metrics Matter: The 4 Types of Code-Level Data OverOps Collects

OverOps

To answer this question, we recently created a framework that helps organizations pinpoint critical gaps in data and metrics that are holding them back on their reliability journeys. Code Metrics. Transactions & Performance Metrics. System Metrics.

15 Key Product Management Metrics and KPIs

Altexsoft

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.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

DevOps Quality Metrics Ranked: From Overrated Distractions to Hidden Gems

The New Stack

Yet, most of today’s go/no-go decision still hinge upon quality metrics designed for a different era. Why not re-examine quality metrics as well? What other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates are truly fit for production? The 20 Most Important Metrics.

xMatters Incorporates Stackdriver APM Metrics from Google

DevOps.com

The post xMatters Incorporates Stackdriver APM Metrics from Google appeared first on DevOps.com.

The Challenge of Scaling Metrics in Distributed Systems

DevOps.com

However, distributed systems are complex and as such, accompanied by many challenges, particularly when it comes to the scalability of metrics. The post The Challenge of Scaling Metrics in Distributed Systems appeared first on DevOps.com.

Security Metrics that Actually Matter in a DevOps World

The New Stack

In this post, we describe which specific security metrics you need to help, instead of slowing down, your organization’s business processes. Which Security Metrics Actually Matter? Three High-Impact Security Metrics. Security Metrics Are Only the Beginning.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Article: Agile and late! End-to-end Delivery Metrics to Improve your Predictability

InfoQ Culture Methods

There are metrics that relate to the “Logical Six” potential sources of delay which are key to improve forecasting accuracy. The metrics can used to create a Root Cause RAG Progress Report – to share a more accurate forecast and clear mitigations. Planning Agile Estimation Project Management NoProjects Metrics NoEstimates Agile Value & Metrics Culture & Methods article

The Must Have Metrics Any DevOps and SRE Manager Should Measure

OverOps

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] pic.twitter.com/HvPxIODNUI. This metric clearly represents how successful the team is in accomplishing that goal.

The New Metrics of Object Storage

The New Stack

Though a legitimate cost metric, it has the effect of making object storage one-dimensional and relegates it to archival use cases. These five elements, in addition to cost, are what define the new metrics in object storage. The new performance metric is throughput, not latency.

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile Part 1

Scrum.org

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.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

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

Cost: A New Critical Metric for DevOps

CloudZero

However, there’s one metric your DevOps team might not be tracking: The cloud cost of their engineering decisions. DevOps is a very data-driven practice.

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?

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.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Need a testing metric? Put points on your test cases

TechBeacon

Metrics vs Events: A Conversation About Controlling Volume

Honeycomb

If I’m used to metrics, how should I think about events in Honeycomb? This question cuts to the heart of how Honeycomb is different from other vendors in the APM and metrics space who claim to provide tools that help teams achieve observability, and we hear variations on it fairly often.

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

Increasing Deployment Safety with Metric Based Canaries

LaunchDarkly

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?

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.