Metrics/reporting pretty important in all project types.But Agile projects are a bit unique in some of the following perspectives(listed in slide)Automation around integration, builds, testing, etc is advocated in the Agile approachBecause it is one of the best ways to encourage agility - courage/confidence to make changes to support the business - if you don’t integrate and build it often it won’t ship - regression testing key since features are delivered completed in a sprint and automated regression on subsequent sprints to ensure nothing broke
Visibility: continuous, vs. at specific milestones or at the end of the project Adaptability: embraces change, vs. change-resistant Business Value: delivered every sprint, vs. at the end (hopefully) of the project Risk: driven out early, vs. deferred to the end of the project
There’s no earned value until a) there’s value, and b) somebody pays for it.
What does this tell us, comparatively speaking, about risk? quality? value in the eyes of the customer? change control? ROI
Burndown charts are more ‘real’ than gant charts as they show, in real-time, the affect of scope add / removal