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Agile Metrics Presentation
By Alec Finn
at Cincinnati Agile group meeting on July 10, 2010

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  • Not a DeveloperFrustration as a PMFrustration with Agile presentations
  • Use the Ignite Project as an example of the War Room keeping people out
  • Centrics offeringTailoring Agile to fit into larger organizationsSOX compliancePMOsDistributed Groups
  • Stories vs Use Cases
  • Start with ToolsRallyPivotal TrackedMingleAgile ZenIdeal Days vs hours
  • Difference between Iteration and Release vs. Backlog
  • Tie back to Ideal Hours
  • Explain why line starts in second week
  • Math not opinion
  • Real World – GoodQA, Dev, QA in later weeks is why the work
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    • 1. Technology Service LineAgile Metrics
      June, 2010
    • 2. Overview
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    • 10. Introduction
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      Alec Finn
      18 Years in Information Technology the last 6 in the Agile space:
      • Sales Representative
      • 11. Program / Project Manager
      • 12. Quality Assurance Manager
      • 13. Agile Coach
      Notable Agile Clients:
    • The Value of Metrics
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      The board tells a story to those who look at it.
      What about those who don’t?
      • Distributed Teams
      • 18. Senior Managers
      • 19. Dotted Lined Business Units
      What about those who see the board but not the big picture?
      While Agile is an extremely collaborative approach to software development the team still needs to be able to communicate outside their room
    • 20. Introduction
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      Agile for the Enterprise
    • 21. Terms
      Backlog: A collection of identified work
      Stories: A business request that can be developed and tested
      Use Cases: A actor based scenario of how a user walks a system
      Ideal Days: 8 hours of uninterrupted work
      Resources: Any individual that delivers against your project scope
      Status: The stage your Story or Task is in
      Tasks: A unit of work
      Iteration: A time boxed group of prioritized tasks that the team has committed to deliver
      Release: A time boxed collection of prioritized Iterations
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      Iteration and Release Plan
      The Iteration and Release plan is the backbone of all your metrics. It’s used to prioritize and track Iteration work within a Release.
      Minimum of 4 Status
      Date of Refactor
      Responsible Individual
      Skillset
      High level feature or functionality
      Map Back to a wall card our a Requirement
      Executable Action
      Estimated Output
      Team Responsible for Delivery
      Where did this Task Come From
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      Iteration and Release Plan
      Scheduling a meeting: Original Estimate
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      Iteration and Release Plan
      Scheduling a meeting: Status
      • Remaining – Work that is in scope but not currently being done
      • 25. In Progress – Work that is being worked but is not complete
      • 26. Complete – Work that the team has completed but the business as not confirmed
      • 27. Verified Complete – Work accepted by the Business
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      Iteration and Release Plan
      Scheduling a meeting: Task Type
      • New – Work identified after the release has begun
      • 29. Defect – Error introduced by the development team
      • 30. Clarification – Rework that is required because a requirement was miss understood
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    • 31. Velocity
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      Velocity is the rate of speed with which something happens; rapidity of action or reaction.
      (Dictionary.com)
      Velocity measures output not effort.
      Waiting for
      Materials
      Bad Weather
      Blueprint
      Review
      Contractor
      Availability
      Waiting for Inspections
    • 32. Velocity
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      Resource
      Project Weeks
      Ideal Hours
      Total Available Velocity
    • 33. Metrics
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    • 34. Metrics
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      Remaining work is comprised of Remaining and In Progress Tasks
    • 35. Metrics
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      The Value Wheel includes all tasks in a Release regardless of Status
    • 36. Metrics
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    • 37. Metrics
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    • 38. Questions
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      ? ? ?
    • 39. Contact Info
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      For Questions or to get a sample Agile Workbook please contact Alec Finn @
      Alec.Finn@CentricConsulting.com

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