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Quantitative or qualitative data about how project activities, processes, or outcomes are measured.

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How can I address productivity issues in a Scrum Team missing deadlines?

I am a Scrum Master of a game dev team, and we are having issues with productivity. We are always late for our deadlines. I know Scrum doesn't have typical deadlines but we do, and it's really ...
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How to objectively measure reduction of Time To Market for a diverse portfolio of projects

We, as an RnD department of a small-ish product company, want to focus on reducing Time To Market of the projects that are done in-house. This raises the question – how do we objectively measure our ...
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Metric as a user level or team level in a collaboration tool?

I am new to product management and currently practice creating a PRD of a collaboration product for case study purposes. I will consider Figma as an example. In this product, the user can create a ...
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How to create a report for an epic - issues created, added, removed, and closed as done?

I am trying to create a report (either Jira or eazyBI) that shows entries within an epic or initiative on a monthly basis - the entries newly created, removed, and closed as done. We have 2 ...
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How can I close an Epic with open defects?

I have an Epic. Some defects are closed, but one defect is still opened and deferred until the next release. How can I close the current Epic since one ticket is still not closed?
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estimating time for a step that has batch process in project management

Im trying to estimate cycle time of a process. For example if I am making widgets where each widget type has different process times. However in one of the steps in the process, it is a batch process ...
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Development Team Objectives [closed]

I run a development team of around 15 developers/testers. The organisation hasn't been very objective driven in the past and it's something I would like to change. Can anyone offer any advice on how ...
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How to handle unequally distributed material cost in EVM

I am looking into Earned Value Management and seem to be unable to find anything useful on how to deal with large material cost, which are not equally spread over the project. All examples that I have ...
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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?

Of course, a project manager should strive to complete a project on time, but is it correct to say that it is a project manager's professional responsibility? I mean that no matter how professional a ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

We use Story Points for estimating complexity of User Stories, but we bill hours to the client. This is the very first Scrum project within our company, and we don't have enough data to calculate a ...
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I need a way to group or nest items within columns

I am trying to analyze a data set that has nested data. I have a column that contains projects, a column that contains activities of those projects, and dates that those activities were completed. I ...
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How to create data entry template to be updated monthly by 20 different parties online - focus is recycling data?

The task at-hand is I coordinate the activity of 20 organisations, each of whom I need to collect monthly data from directly, about the tonnages and types of elecronic items they collected for reuse ...
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Is gauging a team's performance using scores assigned by other stakeholders valuable?

We have a new way of gauging teams. All the individuals involved (business owners, managers, stakeholders) except the team itself gauge how they felt the team did using a score. If the score is ...
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Aggregate KPI for time and performance

I have a project KPI that I can measure daily: the use of a bottleneck resource, measured as the % against a target value of hours of use. Example: Week_1 day_1: 100% day_2: 95% day_3: 95% day_4: ...
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How to Calculate Effort Variance in Scrum

My team currently works in 3 week sprints and we are capturing Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for each sprint. One of the KPIs is Effort Variance (EV) per sprint My question is at the end of the ...
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Net Promoter Score-like metric for internal "monopolistic" product

I'm working on product that is integrated as part of the bigger package of products. One kind of stakeholder are other product teams that request features and use features from us. Other kind of ...
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Is velocity a valid measure of team and process improvement?

I've asked this question to few scrum masters: "How do you tell, that your team is improving? How do you tell that actions taken during retrospective result in real improvement in efficiency/...
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How to make Agile metrics useful to stakeholders and project managers

I have started using Actionable Agile lately. This tool is essentially used for Agile Metrics e.g. Cycle time, throughput, monte-carlo predictability etc. Does anyone know how I can translate this ...
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Why is customer churn rate calculated in relation to users at the beginning of a period, not people at beginning plus acquired?

Let's take the customer churn definition from this article, that I have also seen in other sources. Let’s do the maths with one example: On January 1st you have 1000 customers. 100 of them are not ...
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Did I input the correct ACWP, BCWS and BCWP values? [EVMS]

I know I performed the calculations correctly but I'm not confident about the 3 values in red
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How can we track Business as Usual (BAU) work?

My team, which consists of network architects and developers has been running Scrum for the past couple of months and the biggest issue we have is how we're supposed to record BAU work. We consider ...
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Can code base metrics be used for budgeting for software engineering or code maintenance?

Recently my manager asked my team for some metrics on the code base, in order to budget for my team. These are the metrics requested: Number of source code files Code Lines Comment Lines Blank Lines ...
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How will team changes impact velocity of a Scrum project?

Question If there are 8 members in a team assigned to complete the project. 20% of the team left during the particular sprint. Does the velocity change? If so, what would the velocity changes be? ...
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How can the team improve the likelihood of completing each increment?

If a Development Team doesn't have the skills or tools to create a “Done" increment, are there techniques that can be used immediately that will allow progress on the increment to be easier to track? ...
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How to count the amount of times a JIRA issue has been in a specific state?

In my project one of the metrics we want to use is the amount of times a JIRA issue is moved back from "QA" to "Development." We call it "comeback rate." Looking for % of items that were resolved by ...
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Velocity calculation based on number of user stories completed in a sprint

In one of the projects, the velocity calculation is done based on the number of user stories that the team is delivering in each sprint. They are using story points to size but still the velocity is ...
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What metrics can we generate from t-shirt sizes (rather than story points) when estimating user stories?

If I am using T-shirt sizing for my user story estimates, what metrics I can measure and report? We currently use a Sprint burn-down chart when using story points.
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What metrics should be used for tracking the quality of research project?

It is known that software development tasks should be controlled by some project management metrics, that show the progress of work at each particular moment of time. What metrics are better to be ...
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Agile ("Scrum") "Metrics" Question

My team has recently transitioned from essentially zero project management (other than the "put out fires as they happen while trying to stay on top of current workload") to something more Agile with ...
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If you measure requirement volatility, how do you handle inconsistent requirement size?

I would like to measure requirement volatility but the problem is that our specification is not consistent in size of requirements. Sometimes, one requirement describes a whole workflow. Sometimes it ...
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What Does "Commitment" Look Like with Agile Projects?

When engaging with a client on a project that will be developed using agile methodologies, what is being promised in the delivery of the project? How do you know if that promise is objectively met? ...
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How to use historical cycle time to forecast project completion

I have been inspired by Daniel Vacanti's talk (link) about using cycle time to forecast project completion. So I collected the following user stories metric in the course of four sprints: Average ...
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Metrics to measure teamwork / team spirit

I recently started as manager of a team of 10 developers that did manage itself before. I noticed that they do not act that well as a team but rather everybody fights for his own. There are a lot of ...
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Sprint planning, review: velocity,capacity, forecast and how this values relate?

I'm fairly new to Scrum and its sprint planning/retro (etc), our team today was trying to calculate velocity, capacity and forecast for the following sprint, but we just realised that no one actually ...
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How to measure bug incidence in Production?

We have a fully automated deploy process but as we now sometimes we break things. When this happens the developer just apply a hot fix in (branch, fix and opens a PR) the trunk development. As you ...
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Cycle Time - Story vs Task?

I am trying to measure the cycle time of my team. The problem is that the issues (tasks or stories) have very different sizes. Sometimes someone just creates a task like: "Create a backend api", that ...
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If SAFe must be continuously calibrated and measured in ideal days, why does the framework say recalibration is unnecessary?

TL;DR SAFe says you don't need to recalibrate estimation, but requires estimates and other metrics to be normalized across one or more Agile Release Trains. Context, question rationale, and the ...
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A simple estimation accuracy formula that always yields 0-100?

I'm just beginning, and despite my search, I cannot find any simple formula that would return a number between 0 and 100%, i.e. I do not care whether there was over or underestimation. The simplest ...
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Measuring code productivity between team members

First question, so here goes! Between two programmers on the same team, one has produced more code but more defects, whilst the other has produced around 20% less code but significantly less defects ...
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How can I track time spent by assignees on each ticket in JIRA?

I want to track time spent by each agent on each task on a JIRA Kanban board. If an agent was assigned a task and he assigns it back to me, I want to track the time he spent assigned to the ticket. Is ...
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Should we count a story that is no longer required by Client/PO/Management in our velocity?

We have finished a story which is no longer required by the Product Owner (PO) or Management. The completed story is not going to add any business value. What should we do in this case? Should we ...
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How much volatility should be acceptable among Scrum teams?

There is varying volatility across Scrum teams. I understand that volatility can be caused by many variable factors. The table below shows how much it's varying across teams: Velocity ...
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Scrum , Velocity calculation and Sprint Calculation

Following figures showing the performance of a Scrum team during the first 6 sprints of a project. Sprint: 15 SP Sprint: 5 SP Sprint: 20 SP Sprint: 15 SP Sprint: 25 SP Sprint. 10 SP Question 1: ...
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How to calculate velocity when using fibonacci estimates

We are using Scrum and our user stories are estimated using the Fibonacci sequence. I understand the benefit of using the Fibonacci sequence for estimates. In all references to velocity it is ...
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What is your focus: increasing metrics or improving processes?

I noticed (in our company) that Scrum Masters have one of the approaches: Start with metrics and work on improving the numbers: e.g. a new user story comes up during sprint, the team might reject it ...
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How to measure efficiency of tasks for a very small project

I am a programmer using sharepoint, and I am the lead and the project manager since I do not have subordinates under me. My boss is non-technical and doesn't have much visibility in what I do and just ...
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What is the difference between metric and KPI?

I know that KPI is a metric and metric is not necessarily a KPI, but I still don't understand the difference between these two. Let's take Periscope application as an example. What are possible KPI ...
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How to measure the value of Product management?

There are 2 types of product management broadly - New Product and Existing products. For an existing product, the task of the product manager is to increase revenue, in a declining market share ...
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Sprint Goal and Failure of a Sprint

My organisation is pushing for strictness on what they consider a Sprint Failure or not. They have decided that if there are any User Stories not fully completed (as per the DoD) at the end of the ...
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How does a scrum team measure its productivity against its productivity pre-scrum?

In our company, we are moving some teams to scrum. Before scrum, it seems we don't have a lot of visibility into the productivity of the teams, and we don't necessarily have a way to measure the ...
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