Thankyou for participating in the AgileMetrics Virtual Round Table event. It was a very successful event for ourcommunity with 190 posts, 28 participants, 8 countries represented in 4discussion threads. During the discussion, we also welcomed over 80 new membersto the community!
It was really great to see such lively discussion with some key topics emergingfrom the conversation, including:
• Agile metrics and metrics that matter most at the project level
• Metrics at the enterprise level
• The importance of measuring business value
• The importance of metrics transparency and how to avoid misuse
Whilethere were many great posts, there were a few themes that seem to resonate withthe majority of our participants. Below are some key take-a ways:
• Honest measurements that drive improvement in key business areas related toquality, productivity and performance.
• Accurate measurements that can be easily collected,analyzed and used. At the same time, participants raised concerns about usingthe right metrics for the right purpose and any organization needs to be wellprepared and willing to deploy an open measurement framework to be successful
• Walker Royce discussed the importance of culture. He said “measurement is atool that that can help, or hinder, an organization, depending on its culture.”“If you are trying to deploy measurement within a low-trust organization, youneed to be very forthcoming about admitting your current state (low-trust) andopenly stating your intent to shifting the culture to a higher-trustenvironment by deploying open and honest measurement.”
That’s by no means is not a complete list; which is itself an indication of howhard it is to summarize a week of intense discussion in a few lines. Theconversation does not have to stop at the end of the event. If you wish topursue a more focused discussion on a specific metric topic, then you can starta discussion thread.
The RationalInnovate 2013 call for papers is now open, please submit an abstract if youare interested in participating in any of the key topics related to measurementor have an experience report that you wish to share. Moreover, If you have anopinion that you wish to share, something shorter than a paper, then use thecommunity blog.
As this was our first “Agile Metrics” related virtual event, we intentionallykept the scope broad, but we’ll be organizing some more focused events in theNew Year to drill down into the measurement topics that matter to thiscommunity. Please use the commentbutton to add your thoughts and suggestions on topics to prioritize forfuture roundtables.