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Must-Know Agile Project Metrics
Highlights: The Most Important Agile Project Metrics
- 1. Velocity
- 2. Sprint Burndown
- 3. Release Burndown
- 4. Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
- 5. Cycle Time
- 6. Lead Time
- 7. Work Item Age
- 8. Escaped Defects
- 9. Defect Density
- 10. Defect Resolution Time
- 11. Planned-to-Done Ratio
- 12. Team Satisfaction
- 13. Test Coverage
- 14. Code Churn
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Agile Project Metrics: Our Guide
Navigating the terrain of Agile Project Management can be challenging without the right guidance. Understanding Agile Project Metrics is integral to measuring performance, productivity, and progress effectively. In this blog post, we’ll take an incisive look at must-know Agile Project Metrics, demystifying them to help you drive your projects to successful outcomes.
This metric shows the average amount of work completed by the team in each iteration or sprint, usually represented in story points or work hours.
This is a graphical representation of the remaining work in the current sprint against time, allowing teams to track progress and detect possible hurdles.
Similar to Sprint Burndown but shows the remaining work for an entire release, helping teams analyze their progress for a product release.
Cumulative Flow Diagram
This metric displays the status of work items over time, representing the workflow across different stages, and aids in managing work in progress.
It measures the time taken to complete a work item from the moment it starts until it’s finished, allowing teams to evaluate their efficiency in delivering tasks.
This metric is calculated as the time elapsed from the work item’s creation until its completion, reflecting the overall responsiveness of the process.
Work Item Age
Measures the age of an item in the ‘To-Do’ or ‘In-Progress’ state, helping to identify items that may need attention or are causing delays.
These are software defects reported by users after the release, showing the quality of the work and the effectiveness of the team’s testing strategy.
The number of defects identified during development divided by the size of the release (in lines of code or story points), reflecting the quality of the code produced.
Defect Resolution Time
This metric measures the average time taken to fix defects, indicating the team’s effectiveness in addressing issues.
Compares the number of planned items for a sprint or iteration against the number of actually completed items, highlighting the team’s ability to deliver as per plan.
A qualitative metric capturing team members’ feedback about their work, the process, and their overall satisfaction, providing insights into team morale and potential areas for improvement.
Indicates the percentage of code that is covered by unit, integration, and system tests, revealing the extent to which the codebase is tested before being released.
The number of lines of code added, modified or removed within a certain period. High code churn might indicate that the team is struggling with complexity, design issues or technical debt.
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