Articles in the ‘Agile by the Numbers’ Category

Welcome to Agile by the Numbers

Welcome to Agile by the Numbers!

This series of articles delves into the sticky topic of Agile metrics. Let me state right off the bat that this is NOT focused on measuring the performance of an Agile team for purposes of benchmarking or report-card scoring, although you will get some nice data for this purpose if [...]

Agile velocity

Velocity is the primary measure of the performance of an Agile team.
The Agile manifesto values “Finished Software” as the primary deliverable of a team, and team velocity is an agile metric that measures that directly.
Measuring Team Velocity:
The previous article defines Agile success as:
The team’s ability to plan and complete a set of stories within a [...]

Why is my team slowing down?

Why is my team slowing down? What’s happening?
The worst thing any project team can do is to raise expectations through early success, but be unable to sustain the pace. This happens to many Agile teams due to some simple mistakes made in tracking Team Velocity. As a result of these painful misses, some organizations are [...]

Tapping the power of Scrum for your organization

Tapping the power of Scrum for your organization
Thesis: agile methods can save you money. Are you getting your share? Systematic adoption of agile methods can substantially reduce your project costs; however it can be hard to get these results right away. Most new agile teams don’t see these results until the 3rd or subsequent project. [...]