Category Archives: Metrics


 A common question that we get from customers who are new to Disciplined Agile (DA) is how do you roll up metrics from solution delivery teams into a portfolio dashboard?  A more interesting question is how do you do this Read more…


In Time Tracking and Agile Software Development we overviewed why teams should consider tracking their time.  Primary reasons include: You’re billing your customer by the hour Your organization wants to account for CapEx/OpEx Your organization wants to take advantage of Read more…


On March 21 2017 we ran a webinar entitled Measuring Agile: A Discipline Agile Approach to Metrics.  We unfortunately didn’t have enough time to answer all of the great questions that we received so we said that we’d write a Read more…


A common question that customers ask us is how do you measure productivity on agile teams. If you can easily measure productivity you can easily identify what is working for you in given situations, or what is not working for Read more…


A common question that we get all the time is how do you take a disciplined agile approach to metrics.  This is a fairly straightforward question, but it has a potentially complex answer.  At a very high level the answer Read more…


One of the key aspects of a disciplined agile approach is to be enterprise aware.   The fundamental observation is that your team is only one of many in your organization, except in the case of very small organizations, and as a Read more…


With some basic agile training and help from an agile coach it can be relatively straightforward to enable several teams to be able to produce increments of consumable software every two weeks.  Unfortunately many organizations stop there, believing that they are “now agile”. Read more…


I was recently asked how is technical debt addressed in Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), a very important question.  Because DAD promotes a full, explicit delivery lifecycle there are many opportunities to first avoid creating new technical debt in the first Read more…


A few days ago I wrote about ranged burndown charts. Interestingly, if you track the ranges over time you end up with a chart such as the one below which corresponds to the estimating cone of uncertainty (depicted by the Read more…


Previously I discussed the difference between gross velocity and net velocity and now I’d like to show why they’re important.  A ranged burndown chart, an extension to normal burndown charts which apply both the gross and net velocity, is shown Read more…

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