49703Re: Using points/velocity for productivity measure
- Jan 5, 2011Resources:
Chapter 21 of Cohn's _Succeeding With Agile_ has some info on useful metrics for a Scrum team's productivity and effectiveness, which might serve as better alternatives to using Velocity as a pure productivity metric.
My guess is if the management is naive enough to do this, then it's quite possible the teams are assigning story points to something other than true User Stories, too, which totally pollutes velocity even as a planning tool.
Hope this helps.
--- In email@example.com, Salil Prasad <salilprasad@...> wrote:
> I am having difficulty in challenging the management mindset that comparing
> points and velocity across multiple teams should not be measure of productivity.
> Can someone points me to resources where it articulates clearly why this is a
> wrong notion and what are its pitfalls.
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