Success is relative
Success could be coincidental. Reality may hit once we run out of beginners luck . True success is to grow continuously, to be better than before at any point of reference. Leadership has a difficult task of achieving the business KPIs, maintaining sustainable growth along with happy and satisfied customers and employees. Leaders want to grow along with changing dynamics, period. Correct and relevant metrics are instrumental to make data driven decision making to realize these outcomes..
This is how we understand Agile leadership
All businesses want to attain client centricity. Client expectations are dynamic and it is tough for organizations to bring such agility to respond to them. Balancing both execution certainty and client certainty is the key to agile leadership. And we need such metrics which can help us in tracking the progress over such business drivers.
Some of the Commonly Used metrics (we also use them) are Burndown chart, Velocity graph, Cumulative flow diagram and Control charts.
In addition to these, we publish few other metrics, listed below, for our clients, they have been extremely well received by the leadership.
Product Timeline Big Picture
Sprint-wise Release Health forecast
Agility Health checks
Net Promoter Score or Customer Satisfaction Index