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Software Development Metrics

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"Software Development Metrics" is a handbook for anyone who needs to track and guide software development and delivery at the team level, such as project managers and team leads. New development practices, including "agile" methodologies like Scrum, have redefined which measurements are most meaningful and under what conditions you can benefit from them. This practi
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 6th 2015 by Manning Publications (first published December 31st 2014)
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Sebastian Gebski
Aug 15, 2015 Sebastian Gebski rated it it was ok
Surprisingly narrow in scope (but quite reasonable in depth). Literally it covers just EV, AC, velocity, cycle time, throughput, cumulative flow, burn chart + some variants & happiness trackers. What it covers, it covers well, but it surely is not a sufficient subset. Nothing about quality, nothing about details of development process efficiency, nothing about availability. Bah.

The most interesting chapter is named "Planning predictability" - it contains few really interesting insights. But
Peter Sellars
Sep 19, 2015 Peter Sellars rated it really liked it
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Was not what I was expecting - but that turned out to be a good thing. I was expecting a pure development metric book around code analysis and deep code insights but what I got was a much more holistic metrics book that was really useful. The structure of the book and the content make it one that I will dip in and out of in the future. If your looking for metrics that really help process improvements or better steering capabilities I would recommend reading this book. A little treasure in my ...more
Dao Vo
Jun 03, 2016 Dao Vo rated it really liked it
I have a chance to read the book when I was researching to know how to measure success in an agile project.
It's the good book for you if you want an answer or/and an approach like it
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