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Let's break out into a different thread for discussion around enterprise measures. Productivity, Quality, Time-to-value and Predictability are four distinct measurement areas to consider.
Let me start with a simple assertion.
Project or team level metrics tend to be centered on looking at changes from release to release. Defects, change speed, change cost, and changes in the variance on the estimate to complete are good examples. The object of measurement is essentially the code/test base and the subject of measurement is largely the same team. Even though the code and team may be dynamically changing over time, they represent a relatively consistent context for measurement.
Now let's switch to an enterprise context. We have already seen warnings about comparing metrics across projects. Why? Largely because their is not a comparable basis for comparison--namely the code/test base on different projects and the team makeup on different projects can provide a wildly incomparable context.
What do we do? How do we normalize so that we can manage our business against reasonable norms?