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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Measuring team performance – 1×13

Chuck talks about measuring team delivery, using cycle time, escaped defects, planned-to-done ratio, and team happiness. Cycle time measures productivity. Escaped defects predict customer satisfaction. The planned-to-done ratio of a team’s backlog speaks to its predictability. And team happiness is an indirect measure of the team’s health, which also impacts speed and quality of delivery. Show Notes: […]

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Performance as a Metric – 1×08

As an introduction to metrics, Chuck talks about performance in this episode. He compares the Boeing 747 and the Concorde, showing how both can be considered better performing even though they are very different. In the process, he discusses the concepts of throughput and latency. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. […]

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