Synopses & Reviews
Managers and team leads can be blindsided by delivery issues they can't see coming when the things that keep them informed aren't being measured. Successful teams select and use practical metrics for managing projects and tracking process improvement that align with their organizational objectives and software development method.
Software Development Metrics is a handbook for anyone who needs to track and guide software development and delivery at the team level. New development practices, including "agile" methodologies like Scrum, have redefined which measurements are most meaningful and under what conditions readers can benefit from them. It identifies key characteristics of organizational structure, process models, and development methods, and it describes the uses, mechanics, and common abuses of a number of metrics that are useful for steering and for monitoring process improvement. Another positive feature of this book is that the insights and techniques in this book are based entirely on field experience.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Author
Dave Nicolette is an agile and lean organizational transformation consultant, team coach, and trainer and is heavily involved in the agile and lean software communities. He frequently presents at conferences and user groups.