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Measuring the Business Value in Agile Projects

by Savita Pahuja on  Mar 27, 2015

Technique of "value points" to determine the value delivered by any software project.

Measuring Success in Agile Organizations

by Savita Pahuja on  Mar 25, 2015

Matthew Badgley, shares ten tips for measuring agile success in a recent VersionOne blog based on the 9th annual State of Agile Survey.

Codecity for Eclipse Visualises Source Code Metrics

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 12, 2015

Codetrails has released Codecity for Eclipse, which provides a visualisation of Java packages and classes in a 3D visualisation to identify where code can be improved. InfoQ evaluates the plug-in.

Using Objectives and Key Results in a Results-Only Work Environment Company

by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015 3

Matt Rogish talked about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for company, team, and personal goal setting at the No Pants Festival 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. InfoQ interviewed Rogish about what OKRs are and how you can use them, their strengths and pitfalls, doing annual performance reviews and managing people with numerical goals, and starting with OKRs.

How to Use Metrics to Influence an Agile Environment

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Mar 08, 2015

Larry Maccherone, a Data Scientist at Tasktop Technologies, gave a talk at QCon London 2015 regarding the importance of metrics usage and how they should influence important decisions in the organizations.

Your Code as a Crime Scene

by João Miranda on  Mar 07, 2015

Measuring software complexity is a popular and common activity among the software development community, judging by the number of tools built over the years and the literature around the subject. Drawing from his blend of engineering and psychology backgrounds, Adam Tornhill proposed to its audience at QCon London to treat their code as a crime scene, with the help of version control tools.

Emotion Cards for Agile Teams

by Savita Pahuja on  Dec 19, 2014 1

This news describes usage of emotion cards as an effective tool in the toolbox of any scrum master, agile Coach or trainer. Emotion Cards are a set of cards showing common emotions like angry, anxious, confused, happy, sad, surprised, tired and worried.

Examples of Applying Metrics in Kanban

by Ben Linders on  Nov 12, 2014

Metrics are engrained in kanban. They play a role in several kanban practices like visualizing and managing flow, and support the agenda’s for sustainability, service orientation and survivability. At the Lean Kanban Central Europe 2014 Conference Wolfgang Wiedenroth talked about the power of metrics. In his presentation he provided may examples of using metrics with kanban.

Forecasting at Twitter

by Manuel Pais on  Dec 30, 2013

Arun Kejariwal, from Twitter, talked at Velocity Conf London last month about forecasting algorithms used at Twitter to proactively predict system resource needs as well as business metrics such as number of users or tweets. Given the dynamic nature of their data stream, they found that a refined ARIMA model works well once data is cleansed, including removal of outliers.

Detecting Abnormal Traffic in Real Time with APM 9.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 22, 2013

CA Technologies’ Application Performance Management 9.5 adds the ability to detect and analyze unusual performance metric patterns in near real time. This can be used to detect the beginnings of a denial of service attack, failing hardware, or a rouge application.

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