Why would you want to use measurements if you are adopting agile? Because top executives would like to know how projects will turn out before spending money on them, and measuring results helps to improve future predictions. Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams.
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles in a large scale software development program for the HP laserjet futuresmart firmware. An interview with with two of the authors, Gary Gruver and Mike Young, about agile principles, managing change, collaboration between distributed teams, and the benefits of using agile.
The skills required to be hyper-productive in agile projects are different from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required for a team to have that edge. Anyone who acquires these "delta" traits should be equipped with the right set of behavioral and technical skills, which enable them to work effectively in an agile project.