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  • Velocity and Better Metrics: Q&A with Doc Norton

    Velocity is not good for predictions or diagnostics, argued Doc Norton at Experience Agile 2019. It's a lagging indicator of a complex system which is too volatile to know what our future performance will be; it isn’t stable enough to be used reliably. We can use Monte Carlo simulation for forecasting, and cumulative flow diagrams to track work, see changes in scope, and spot bottlenecks.

  • Q&A and Book Review of Software Development Metrics

    The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It explains how different development approaches and process models, like traditional waterfall-based or iterative agile software development, affect the choice and usage of metrics. It describes metrics that can be used for steering work and for managing improvement.

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