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The Agile Developer's Handbook

By : Paul Flewelling
Book Image

The Agile Developer's Handbook

By: Paul Flewelling

Overview of this book

This book will help you overcome the common challenges you’ll face when transforming your working practices from waterfall to Agile. Each chapter builds on the last, starting with easy-to-grasp ways to get going with Agile. Next you’ll see how to choose the right Agile framework for your organization. Moving on, you’ll implement systematic product delivery and measure and report progress with visualization. Then you’ll learn how to create high performing teams, develop people in Agile, manage in Agile, and perform distributed Agile and collaborative governance. At the end of the book, you’ll discover how Agile will help your company progressively deliver software to customers, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the level of efficiency in software development teams.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Metrics that will Help your Software Team Deliver

Once our team is on its mission, it's crucial that we know we're moving in the right direction. One question that will help our team know this is: What defines our success? Answering this question helps us discover the measurements we can take to keep us on track.

In this chapter, we'll look at various real-world examples that will help our team determine the metrics they should and shouldn't be using. We'll consider negative metrics, positive metrics, metrics that give you quantitative feedback, and metrics that provide you with qualitative feedback. We'll then discuss how to make this information visible and how to measure trends over time so that you can see you're improving and moving along the right trajectory.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Qualitative versus quantitative...