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Agile Metrics in Action

How to measure and improve team performance
Christopher W. H. Davis
Foreword by Olivier Gaudin
  • July 2015
  • ISBN 9781617292484
  • 272 pages
  • printed in black & white

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A steadfast companion on your expedition into measurement.

From the Foreword by Olivier Gaudin, SonarSource
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Agile Metrics in Action is a rich resource for agile teams that aim to use metrics to objectively measure performance. You'll learn how to gather data that really counts, along with how to effectively analyze and act upon the results. Along the way, you'll pick up practical data analysis techniques, including a few emerging Big Data practices.

about the book

The iterative nature of agile development is perfect for experience-based, continuous improvement. Tracking systems, test and build tools, source control, continuous integration, and other built-in parts of a project lifecycle throw off a wealth of data you can use to improve your products, processes, and teams. The question is, how to do it?

Agile Metrics in Action teaches you how. This practical book is a rich resource for an agile team that aims to use metrics to objectively measure performance. You'll learn how to gather the data that really count, along with how to effectively analyze and act upon the results. Along the way, you'll discover techniques all team members can use for better individual accountability and team performance.

what's inside

  • Use the data you generate every day from CI and Scrum
  • Improve communication, productivity, transparency, and morale
  • Objectively measuring performance
  • Make metrics a byproduct of your development process

about the reader

Practices in this book will work with any development process or tool stack. For code-based examples, this book uses Groovy, Grails, and MongoDB.

about the author

Christopher Davis has been a software engineer and team leader for over 15 years. He has led numerous teams to successful delivery using agile methodologies.

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The perfect starting point for your agile journey.

Sune Lomholt, Nordea Bank

You'll be coming up with metrics tailored to your own needs in no time.

Chris Heneghan, SunGard

Comprehensive and easy to follow.

Noreen Dertinger, Dertinger Informatics, Inc.
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