Category Archives: Metrics

Getting the most out of your team

I recently saw some interesting discussions and posts regarding team velocity, metrics, and how to get the most out of a technology team. The original question was about how to increase a team’s velocity. The conversation was interesting & I … Continue reading

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Metrics, Lies, and Other Crazy Statistics (feeling the Rapture?)

OK. After now having spent some more time thinking about statistics, I’ve seen the light. Really. The light. This┬áproves that, with enough energy, you can prove darned near anything, including the end of the world as we know it. I … Continue reading

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Do Measurements Matter? (does a watched pot boil?)

There’s long been a debate about the role of metrics in software development organizations. There was the old adage that went “If its important, then its important enough to measure.” More recently, one of the proponents of that mantra, Tom … Continue reading

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