Essential Agile Metrics for Leaders

Popular agile metrics like burndown chart, velocity graph, cumulative flow, control charts and many others are confined to one team and limits the management view. Senior leadership is keen to know metrics like consistency, predictability, productivity, reliability and other business KPIs as part of the Agile transformation journey of the organization. This blog will help you with metrics that can be compared, analyzed, scaled and more importantly are trustworthy indicators to understand the maturity of various teams within a program and the organization as a whole, expediting the journey towards business Agility.

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Bored by agile metrics? Try ‘Beer down chart’

Beer down chart is inspired by burndown chart that scrum teams use daily to know how much work is remaining to achieve the desired sprint goal. We call our product owner as bartender, sprint backlog is a beer cask which is committed by scrum team and scrum team is the group enthusiastic to finish the purchased beer cask. This is monitored daily to know how much beer is remaining. All in all it’s a light hearted take on one of an important Agile metrics and our clients have enjoyed understanding the concept during their Agile transformation journey.

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