What review metrics are most effective for Agile?


Reviews do allign closely with the agile manifesto, but what kind of metrics can be effectively related for Agile development?

5 Answers

Mark Prather's picture

360 reviews with the team, OKRs, amount of input the person has on the team. How influential are they at helping get working code out the door. Agile shines a light on the fact that performance isn’t a quantative thing in knowledge work especially when embedded in a team. Its the same reason they stay away from sizing in hours, to get away from quantative judgements. Reviews should be how the person feels they could help the team better either by focusing inward and setting up skills they want to improve or outward by mentoring or being more active in the team. 

Sapna Kurup's picture

Hi there,


Agile metrics help agile development teams and their management measure the development process, 

gauging productivity, work quality, predictability, and health of the team and products being developed. 

A key focus of agile metrics is on value delivered to customers – instead of measuring “what” or 

“how much” we are doing, we measure how it impacted a customer.


Some of the Agile Core Metrices

  • Effort & Schedule
  1. Velocity
  2. Productivity - Velocity based
  3. Sprint Burndown Performance Indicator
  4. Release Burnchart Performance Indicator
  5. Release Slippage Risk Indicator
  • Cost
  1. Story Point Effort Performance Indicator
  • Scope Management
  1. Scope Volatality
  • Quality
  1. Running Tested Features 
Vivek Garg's picture

Agile software development is a fluid and iterative approach that prioritizes collaboration, continuous improvement, and customer happiness. Because of the emphasis on constant feedback and adjustment, agile development demands meaningful, relevant, and actionable metrics.

The following are some famous metrics used in Agile development:

1. Velocity

2. Cycle time

3. Lead time

4. Burndown chart

5. Customer satisfaction

6. Defect density

It's vital to remember that metrics should be used to assist decision-making and continual development, not to assess or judge team performance. Individuals and interactions are more essential than procedures and technologies, according to the Agile Manifesto, thus metrics must be used in a way that promotes cooperation, learning, and continuous development.

Dean White's picture
Hi Ranjan, Agile development prioritizes functioning software above extensive documentation and promotes adapting to change rather than sticking to a plan. As a result, metrics aligned with Agile development should emphasize the delivery of working software in a timely and responsive way. Sprint velocity, lead time, cycle time, and defect rate are all successful Agile development measures. These metrics aid in measuring the progress of the team, identifying areas for improvement, and enabling the ongoing delivery of valuable software. Thank you.
Colby Adkins's picture

Agile software development is a fluid and iterative process that emphasizes cooperation, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction.

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