In PM, metrics are measures of things. Defining, selecting, applying, or calculating measurements of progress or activity on a project.

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How often should a development team review code quality metrics so that we keep reasonable control over technical debt and code quality

Is there any recommended practice for how frequently code quality metrics should be reviewed by the team? I'm not sure how often should we be conducting a review of code quality metrics to look for ...
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How do I elicit measurable business objectives in the real world?

A very common theme in project management/software engineering resources is that goals should be SMART. This question is targeted to the "M" in SMART: Measurable. The examples commonly found in ...
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What's the best way of writing user stories about “improve this metric” if I'm not sure how much improvement is possible?

Say you have a piece of software that you know can be improved on various quantifiable metrics (time to boot, CPU and memory usage, latency for various actions, accuracy of recognition tasks, etc.), ...
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How to determine the business value of a new product functionality?

As a part of job interview for Product Management position, I am asked to propose a new product functionality for existing product, determine its business value and calculate the increase on ...
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Would gamification increase employee engagement with time tracking?

A typical difficulty in implementing time tracking in companies is that employees are rarely engaged with time tracking tasks, seeing them as a waste of time. I'm wondering if a gamification approach ...
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How can I measure the performance of individuals within Scrum?

I know it should not be done, but I'm tasked by my company to measure the performance of each person on the Scrum team. What would be a "not so bad" way of doing it? P.S. I cannot let the team decide ...
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How to create metrics that can't be “gamed?”

I've seen managers create metrics that worked, and ones that had unintended side-effects. For example, one manager measured his IT team based on how quickly "help request tickets" were closed. Service ...
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Trying to develop a Project Health Check tool - How can I show the Health of a Project in Dollars and Hours?

My projects generally have 6 areas (Engineering, Fabrication, Assembly etc). Each area has been allotted a budget for a particular project (dollars and hours). Every week, I get a report on how much ...
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How can I track the work done by a remote team of coders?

I just started a project with a team of coders working remotely. I trust that they will get the job done, but I want a way to track their progress day to day. I know they are using a Git repository to ...
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What is the name for this type of chart?

I love using burndown charts, but they only work for finite chunks of work. Since I also help out groups that do continuous operational work, I wanted to develop a similar tool that would work for ...
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How can I visually represent interdependant resources?

This one may be tricky to explain, but here's the use case. Our organization aims to reduce the amount of "time-stealing" by other staff. We want to eventually see this visual indicator show less ...
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Can EVM be Used to Track and Manage Quality?

Currently, I think I've got pretty good tools when it comes to measuring Budget (enough and more Excel docs that are regularly updated), Scope (against a mutually agreed upon statement of work), Time ...
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How can I improve measurement of Sprint Goals that are based on soft skills or communication processes?

Background I am currently coaching a non-development team on Scrum practices. The team is focused on back-office, administrative processes. This makes the work somewhat of a pull-queue where Kanban ...
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Is it possible to track velocity on a waterfall project?

Assuming similar work has been done in the past, can velocity be measured on a waterfall project? If that isn't the case, is there a more appropriate capacity management tool on a waterfall project?
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Management techniques apply to hierarchies, but teams in real world are cyclical graphs

There is so much literature about working with organizational hierarchies and methods to monitor them and measure performance, but in reality teams behave more like (heavily) cyclical graphs, ...
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How can I identify quality objectives and associated metrics?

Our project was on ENROLLMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. We are 4 members and we are adding new software to improve the system to give clash free timing to students. Stakeholders are: My teammates The ...
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Best Metrics to Show the Value of Fixing Bugs

My software development group has spent a significant amount of time recently on fixing existing bugs instead of working on new development. Using our bug tracking software, I can get data on how ...
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Project Management for Inconsistent Development Efforts

I am a CS grad student, and I am interested in applying project management or software/system engineering methods to research projects at my university. I have experience applying the Scrum framework ...
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What SMART goals can I set for myself as a new Scrum Master?

I'm transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master, and I need to come up with some examples of SMART goals for the new role. The goals are for my Annual Performance Reviews where I will be ...
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How Do You Calculate Schedule Compression Ratio?

Schedule Compression Ratio How do you calculate schedule compression ratio? When and why would you do it? What does it tell you? What benefit does this bring to a project manager? Are there ...
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How do you retroactively measure the actual difficulty of a requirement?

Before implementation, we use experience to estimate the difficulty of requirement implementation. After the code has been tested and implemented, I want to examine a metric to measure the actual ...
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What is a “typical” duration for how long it takes to start up a project?

We are trying to put some statistics together internally to get a better handle on how long it takes to complete pre-project work for business improvement projects. This work includes work corresponds ...
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Is Iteration Strength a valuable parameter for you?

We all know how to use Iteration Velocity parameter. However, there are situations during an iteration that one takes an unexpected day off, or there is a bank holiday, or there is another reason for ...
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How can I add quality metrics in my project?

As PMO, my manager is requiring me to measure both delivery and quality metrics. I can easily measure delivery by monitoring slip rates. I am having difficulty on measuring quality.
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Current best metrics related to requirements, design and architecture

So my boss put forth a 'research and find out question' to me: Are there ANY (absolutely any, no matter the dumbest, but any) metrics for requirements management? Eg. Requirements completeness, ...
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Leading (predictive) Metrics?

I was wondering what useful leading metrics people might be using to predict failures/issues after release. (I'm assuming SW projects). There are lots of lagging metrics that capture what has ...
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What are some agile (scrum) metrics?

I'm interested in learning what types of metrics can be used in the following areas: Productivity Quality Responsiveness Customer Satisfaction Employee Satisfaction Predictability ...and what ...
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Service Delivery Metrics

We have onshore project managers who are responsible for the following: SL Management Financial Management of Service Capacity Management Availability Management IT Service Continuity Management ...
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How can Motion Charts be applied as a project management tool?

I wanted to see if anyone has used motion charts for project management or project reviews over time or for any general application portfolio management? I see gensight solution seems to give you a ...
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Tools and methods to report and quantify delays

My question is really about right metrics to report when looking at a set of projects and functionality of project management tools which help in highlighting these metrics. We are trying to do ...
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What are the metrics for a good SRS (Software Requirement Specification)?

I have been searching but all that I have found is the characteristics of a good SRS (Software Requirement Specification). What are the metrics you could use to verify it is good?
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Team Management by Metrics

Metrics are valuable tools to measure performance and to manage projects/people. Nevertheless, I have started to encounter certain issues with regards to the measurement of my team's performance. ...
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How to evaluate task duration?

Another question came up about estimation of budget and time plan estimates for a project. In my answer, I stated that the ground knowledge for time estimate was experience. Does anyone knows a more ...
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How to report performance of a software development project?

What metrics do you use in order to report performance of a software development project? And how do you collect them?
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What metrics to keep through out the life of the project?

Apart from the regular cost/scope/time metrics that every project contains, I am interested in knowing if I can include a few more metrics that will trigger alerts on future projects. Let me ...
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How do you measure risk?

As a related question to: What's the best definition and explanation of project risk? What is the most useful way of measuring risk? I've been thought it's best to measure it in additional monetary ...