Benchmarking – 6×2

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, the topic is benchmarking. Chuck talks about the four kinds of benchmarks for computer programs, as well as things you need to control in order to get reproducible results. He then compares agile team metrics to these kinds of benchmarks and these factors to control.

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3×10 – A Watched Metric Never Boils

Chuck talks about metrics and why it’s important not to fixate on a particular target. Although the episode doesn’t call the out by name, this is an expression of a couple of well-known principles. The Hawthorn Effect says that which is measured will improve, at a cost. Goodhart’s Law says that when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a […]

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