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The Business Value of Agile Software Methods by Saya Sone, Hasan Sayani, David Rico

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Agile Metrics and Models

There are many choices when it comes to selecting metrics and models for agile methods. To measure the performance of agile methods, traditional or nontraditional metrics and models may be used. Traditional metrics include size, effort, productivity, and quality. Earned value management is a traditional way to measure cost and schedule performance, whereas return on investment and net present value are traditional measures of business value.

Nontraditional methods of measuring agile methods also exist, although much of the literature focuses on traditional metrics. Nontraditional methods include measures to support the values of agile methods—customer collaboration, teamwork, iterative development, and adaptability. ...

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