O'Reilly logo

Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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

Tips for Metrics Success

Despite the challenges, many software organizations routinely measure aspects of their work. If you wish to join this club, keep the following tips in mind.

Start Small

Because developing your measurement culture and infrastructure will take time, consider using GQM to first select a basic set of initial metrics. Once your team becomes used to the idea of measurement and you’ve gained some momentum, you can introduce new metrics that will provide the additional information you need to manage your projects and organization effectively.

A risk with any metrics activity is dysfunctional measurement, in which participants alter their behavior to optimize something that is being measured instead of focusing on the real organizational ...

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