Technical Excellence and Leadership Skills, Fast Focus

VST09 Fast Focus: Rethinking Team Metrics in 20-Minutes


2:00pm - 2:20pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Angela Dugan

CSA Manager, CSU, serving State and Local Government agencies


Are you still relying on the old standbys like percent complete, velocity, and burndown for monitoring the progress of your teams or projects? Those metrics may not be telling you what you think they are! In this fast-paced discussion, we'll talk about some of the pitfalls of commonly used metrics, and make the case for not so commonly used measures that give you the insights that you're really striving for.

You will learn:

  • Understand the connection between what you measure, your team performance, and product quality
  • Explanation of how many commonly used metrics will fail to tell you what you really need to know
  • Familiarity with uncommonly used metrics that will more reliably tell you how well your project or team are really doing