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.
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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.
Practices in this book will work with any development process or tool stack. For code-based examples, this book uses Groovy, Grails, and MongoDB.
Use the data you generate every day from CI and Scrum
Improve communication, productivity, transparency, and morale
Objectively measure performance
Make metrics a natural byproduct of your development process
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.
Table of Contents
PART 1 MEASURING AGILE TEAMS
Measuring agile performance
Observing a live project
PART 2 COLLECTING AND ANALYZING YOUR TEAM'S DATA
Trends and data from project-tracking systems
Trends and data from source control
Trends and data from CI and deployment servers
Data from your production systems
PART 3 APPLYING METRICS TO YOUR TEAMS, PROCESSES, AND SOFTWARE
Working with the data you're collecting: the sum of the parts