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Scrum For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 21

Ten Key Metrics for Scrum

In This Chapter

arrow Avoiding traditional and ineffective metrics

arrow Making the most out of the available data

arrow Optimizing the value of scrum

With scrum, metrics can be powerful tools for planning, inspecting, adapting, and understanding progress over time. Rates of success or failure can let a scrum team know whether it needs to make positive changes or keep up its good work. Time and cost numbers can highlight the benefits of agile projects and provide support for an organization’s financial activities. Metrics that quantify people’s satisfaction can help a scrum team identify areas for improvement with customers and with the team itself.

warning Double work agile is the practice of management expecting to see traditional status reports and meetings in addition to scrum artifacts, events, and appropriate metrics. This is one of the top pitfalls of scrum projects. Management is looking for one thing while teams are trying to do another. As a result, decisions are made based on the wrong information, teams burn out from doing double the work, and the benefits of ...

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