O'Reilly logo

Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results by Eli Schragenheim, David J. Anderson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 33. Comparison of Production Metrics

“Measure the smallest thing you can measure. . . Because it gives you fast feedback.”

Seth Godin

The manageability of a software development process can be compared and predicted through a study of the available management metrics for Throughput. Shewhart's work on Statistical Process Control and Wheeler's classification of the states of control provide some clues. Essentially, the output from the process—the pieces of client-valued functionality being delivered in the system—must be measured. The variance in the system must also be measured against a set band of acceptability. The smaller the unit of measurement in comparison to the size of the output, the more feedback is being provided. The more ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required