Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
How do you compare the productivity and quality you achieve with agile practices with that of traditional waterfall projects? Join Michael Mah to learn about both agile and waterfall metrics and how these metrics behave in real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches on a whiteboard to create agile project trends on productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates. Using recent, real-world case studies, Michael offers a practical, expert view of agile measurement, showing you these metrics in action on retrospectives and release estimation and planning. In hands-on exercises, learn how to replicate these techniques to make your own comparisons for time, cost, and quality. Working in pairs, calculate productivity metrics using the templates Michael employs in his consulting practice. You can leverage these new metrics to make the case for changing to more agile practices and creating realistic project commitments in your organization. Take back new ways for communicating to key decision makers the value of implementing agile development practices.
Target audience: Intermediate-Advanced. CIOs, Directors, VPs, Software Engineering Managers. Pre-Requisites: Organizational and Project Leadership
Laptops Preferred. To take full advantage of this tutorial, delegates should bring a Windows-based PC (with admin rights) for use during data capture and productivity calculations.