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Metrics That Matter

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Splunk Adds Remote Workforce Metrics Dashboard

DevOps.com

Splunk has made available a Remote Work Insights dashboard designed to help IT administrators track and identify the most relevant IT metrics for a workforce that is working from home to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Prescription to End the Myopia of Software Metrics

DevOps.com

The post A Prescription to End the Myopia of Software Metrics appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs DevOps Practice BizOps software development software metrics“People don’t want a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!,” Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

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

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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.

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.) .

How Positive Behavioral Metrics Can Boost Your Software Team

Exadel

As IT professionals, you understand the benefits of establishing clear metrics to gain visibility into how your organization is driving value. The right metrics provide insights into what the organization needs to change and where it is winning.

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.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

dashboard of real-time metrics inside their primary application is all they need. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

6 proven metrics for DevOps success

TechBeacon

Not having the right metrics is just one of the many ways that DevOps initiatives fail. Many teams struggle to identify the key performance indicators that will demonstrate to management why DevOps matters and how it affects business results.

Four Metrics Every Engineering Manager Needs to Monitor for Success

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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.

Creating Transparency with the Stakeholder Distance Metric

Scrum.org

In this article, we share an experiment that you can use right away: the Stakeholder Distance Metric. The Stakeholder Distance Metric helps to measure the distance from the people building the product to the people using or paying for it.”.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Do Your SOC Metrics Incentivize Bad Behavior?

Palo Alto Networks

The following post on SOC metrics is adapted from the book, “Elements of Security Operations,” a guide to building and optimizing effective and scalable security operations. Another poor metric is counting the number of firewall rules deployed. SOC Metrics That Matter.

CloudBees: 2019 to Be Year of DevOps Metrics

DevOps.com

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 DevOps.com.

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.

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue? Gary Galvin is here to answer that question. He will help you define metrics to drive success, empower your sales team, and create a culture driven by results and accountability; because when your team clearly understands what path they’re on and why they’re on it, they are that much more likely to achieve results.

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.

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.

Article: Critical Metrics to Keep Delivering Software Effectively in the New Normal’World

InfoQ Culture Methods

This requires the ability to track a hierarchy of metrics. Our top five overall delivery health metrics include: Time to Value; Deployment Frequency; and Team Engagement. Whichever metrics you choose, it is managing to metrics that is critical in the ‘new normal’ world.

DevOps Metrics That Matter

The New Stack

Why not re-examine quality metrics as well? Are “classic” metrics for automated tests, test case coverage and pass/fail rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is an immediate insight into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk?

Build Actionable Dashboards to Drive Your Business

Speaker: Jim O'Leary, VP of Product Management, and Brian Elmi, Director of Product Management, NTENT

Most product dashboard review lagging indicators rather than leading indicator and focus on the wrong metrics to move the business forward. When your operations dashboard is well-aligned with your business's goals and access to data is decentralized, that empowers teams at all levels of the organization to make decisions that drive the business. Join Jim O'Leary and Brian Elmi of NTENT as they share exactly what they've done to build successful dashboards. Using their methodology, you'll be able to plan out dashboards that are tailored to your business needs.

5 Essential Test Metrics Every Company Can Use

Dzone - DevOps

Test metrics are essential in creating reports that accurately measure the success of your testing initiatives. Because of this, most companies have put some sort of test tracking in place, however, most companies struggle to find the right test metrics to ensure executive buy-in.

Chronosphere: Metrics at the Scale of Uber

The New Stack

As companies move to microservice architectures, they find that the sheer volume of metrics that their systems create simply explodes. That ultimately led the ride-share company to build its own metrics platform, called M3 , which it open sourced in 2018.

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.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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).

Agile Performance Chains, Metrics, & Continuous Improvement

SolutionsIQ

When you mention metrics-driven coaching to an agile coach, you will often get an initial reaction that “Metrics are evil.” Metrics and the Agile Performance Chain. Over the past 10 years, adoption of metrics-driven coaching has been accelerating in the agile world.

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.

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. More directly, I would say metrics should capture the changing environment of your business so you can make informed decisions.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

Connecting IT Podcast – MSP Metrics and Fundamentals with Nigel Moore

Kaseya

Throughout their in-depth 30-minute conversation, Nigel and Jim go back and forth on important MSP metrics, explore Nigel’s MSP origins and more. At one point in the interview, Jim asks Nigel to pick three different daily or weekly metrics that are the most important for an MSP to track.