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4661RE: [scrumdevelopment] SCRUM performance measurements

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  • Mike Dwyer
    Sep 29, 2004
      Let's ask some questions.

      Within a Sprint, what value does measurement add to the functionality
      committed to at the end of the sprint?

      If a customer is willing to reduce the functional output of a
      sprint in order to measure the effectiveness of the sprint then let it be a
      task in the backlog and assigned a priority and commitment.

      Second what value does measurement of sprints add to the functionality of
      the product being delivered.

      If a customer is willing to pay for nonfunctional tasks to be
      conducted while moving a product through a series of sprints then track the
      resources being consumed by allowing the providers of the non functional
      tasks to provide and track their own resources to conduct the measurements
      as chickens.

      Finally what value is there in evaluating a product developed through
      measurements if there is no means to verify and measure points of
      improvement between products that use the same methodology?

      Some thoughts

      If we are going to apply Scrum and Agile principles to measurements we need
      to begin with the customer

      What have they assigned us at any given time?

      The delivery of a specific set of functions using the available resources

      Measurement equals delivery. Period.

      If the customer changes what they want they will be given a new estimate.

      Measurement equals old commitment minus new commitment giving

      A negative value indicating the resources are saturated and cannot absorb
      the change

      A positive value indicating the resources are either not saturated (bad) or
      have increased their productivity (good)


      Michael F. Dwyer

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Steven Gordon [mailto:sagordon@...]
      Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 12:05 AM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] SCRUM performance measurements


      How can you make the claim clipped below from the middle of your
      posting unless this metric was being tracked before starting to do


      What does this metric (actual developer time spent on sprint tasks)

      even mean outside of the context of Scrum anyway?

      Steven Gordon

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Schiel James - SHS Malvern [mailto:james.schiel@...]
      Sent: Sun 9/26/2004 7:52 PM
      To: 'scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com'
      Subject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] SCRUM performance measurements


      My experience so far shows a measurable increase in
      actual developer time when compared to non-Scrum iterations.


      Jim Schiel
      Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA
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