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18
OCT
2010

Musings on (Agile) Metrics

Last week I attended a really interesting session at Agile Open NoCal about what are good metrics for Agile teams.  Since I spent a lot of time thinking about this when working with Cardinal Health on their Design Excellence program, here are some thoughts I have. Metrics are a...
08
DEC
2008

Agile Control Charts

I stumbled across Agile Shrugged today and read a post on how the author experienced a lot of variation in their team velocity.   The author did not seem too concerned with all the “sawtooth” behavior of velocity chart because they felt the velocity graph was a “fairly accurate...
02
DEC
2008

Function Points as an Agile Metric

Dave Nicolette posted an interesting blog post about using function points (FP) as a means to compare productivity between IT projects using different processes.  I understand the concept – find a metric that speaks to the audience we are trying to communicate with that...
28
OCT
2008

SOA Measures for Success

One of the sessions I visited today was about what are the correct measurements to determine if your SOA initiative was successful.  One of the most interesting statistic from the speaker was this continuum of cyclometric complexity (CC): CC < 10: "simple" code 10 > CC <...