- yet the appropriate balance needs to be defined according to the needs of the organization.
- Cross tool/vendor integration - what information is stored where, and how is it linked? The pros and cons of integrated suites vs. best of breed solutions.
On the subject of metrics for agile projects, Alistair Cockburn describes some useful reporting metrics in his article A governance model for agile projects .
The IT Process Institute has an interesting report (Executive Summary available for free download): ITPI Executive Snapshot - Change Configuration and Release What's really driving top performance?
This is a summary of the 60-page ITPI Change, Configuration, and Release Performance Study that provides extensive analysis and detail about specific change, configuration, and release practices that best predict top levels of performance across the 341 IT organizations studied.
While it has an ITIL/Service Management focus, it makes interesting reading:
Governance is about good management. Agile can provide it!