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Is a good Scrum practice to meassure the developer team by the story points completed at the end of the sprint?

TL;DR Scrum is not intrinsically about doing more work faster, although high-performing teams often do. Like most agile frameworks, Scrum is about doing just enough of the right work. Measuring the ...
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What is a healthy [bug cards]/[total cards] ratio for game development?

That seems a very formal and ultimately futile way of viewing things. Right now, your rate is X. Whatever ratio others tell you is good, that will not change your current reality. And if you say Y is ...
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How to measure individual performance in a Scrum environment?

I can definitely feel your pain on this one. Unfortunately, it seems like the organization hasn't grasped the team concept of Agile. If your role is the SM, I would encourage you to educate the ...
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What is the difference between metric and KPI?

A metric would be a standard of measurement in the context of PM. A performance indicator on the other hand is also just a type of performance measurement. Both terms could be and are used ...
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How to set properly aligned KPIs for engineers and QA staff

So right now, as an Engineer, I take a single task, mull over it for 4 weeks, make sure it contains no bugs at all and I am the best worker you ever had. Despite the fact that it took me 4 weeks to ...
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How to measure individual performance in a Scrum environment?

None. Any individual performance metrics should only be used for the benefit of the employee. Otherwise you're committing teamicide. Do you want to have your team members help each other out on ...
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What is the difference between metric and KPI?

I once read a case about a development organization - they were trying to improve the administration of justice in an underdeveloped country. They had a way to measure the administration of justice (...
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What is a healthy [bug cards]/[total cards] ratio for game development?

TL;DR You have one or more process problems that have been abstracted away into a proxy metric that is being used to "hold people accountable." This is almost always counterproductive, but ...
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Which KPI should I use to measure performance of software developer?

Over the course of a year, how many times did another team member ask this person for help, get it, and still was not afraid to come back and ask for help again? Over the course of a year, how many ...
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How do I measure employee (software developer) performance based on bugs analyzed and fixed?

TL;DR Successful leaders measure project outcomes rather than individual productivity. Measuring individual productivity is generally an anti-pattern that obfuscates deeper structural problems. Do you ...
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Cycle Time - Story vs Task?

The simple answer: you want to measure cycle time against your backlog items, not the tasks under those. The goal is to measure how long it is taking to deliver a unit of work. Tasks are just things ...
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Aggregate KPI for time and performance

Notwithstanding that I am not sure what you are measuring, try reading the data cumulatively. For example, assuming 100% means the completion of 100 units, by the end of the first week, you should ...
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How to Calculate Effort Variance in Scrum

TL;DR In this scenario for calculating Effort variance, should I consider only effort spent in completing 5 user stories or should I consider the effort spent for all the 10 user stories? You ...
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How to Calculate Effort Variance in Scrum

You can't calculate EV on the 10 items yet because they aren't done, so you don't know what the total effort to complete them is. You could calculate EV on the 5 that were completed if you had ...
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Change request affecting sales - what KPIs shall be used for tracking commercial perspective?

To put it bluntly, from a commercial perspective people only care if you deliver the project they requested within the time and budget you promised. I have intentionally chose the word "promised" ...
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What is a healthy [bug cards]/[total cards] ratio for game development?

Additionally to @nvoight's answer, I want to say that there are other "KPI's" which would be a lot more helpful: the rate of the appearance of bugs (per day, per release...) the rate of ...
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How to objectively measure reduction of Time To Market for a diverse portfolio of projects

A Portfolio Doesn't Have to be Uniform It doesn't usually make sense to measure a whole portfolio using the same yardstick if the components of the portfolio don't share some similarities that would ...
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How to objectively measure reduction of Time To Market for a diverse portfolio of projects

I would assume these projects are not unique. They may not all be the same, but there should be common components. If you want to improve what you are doing, work on these components. So basically, ...
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What is a healthy [bug cards]/[total cards] ratio for game development?

The issue I have with this metric is that it treats all bugs as the same. A bug might take an hour to fix or it might require a rearchitecting of your entire system. If you are going to measure the ...
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What is a healthy [bug cards]/[total cards] ratio for game development?

Instead of looking for a custom ratio of a dubious KPI, I'd bring to the table the observation of worldwide known metrics. In this case, DORA (https://www.devops-research.com/research.html) is a case ...
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Is a good Scrum practice to meassure the developer team by the story points completed at the end of the sprint?

We see at the end of the sprints that not all the points are being completed. Yeah, this should not happen. Do everything you can to make this scenario very unlikely. For example, pull into the ...
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Cycle Time - Story vs Task?

The first thing you need to ask yourself is for what reason your Team is tracking cycle time. If you're not currently tracking cycle time for tasks/subtasks, and you don't have any problems with doing ...
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Is using of the term "KPI" correct at process level?

Use the term at any level you desire. If you need to discriminate one KPI from another, then simply name them: Process Alpha KPIs. If you own a process, let's say the F-35 assembly line, I'm pretty ...
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What is a healthy ratio of [time spent on bugs]/[total time spent on project]?

This really depends on the methodology you are using, the expertise, experience and the rigor of people you are working with. The time you allocate for the development matters as well, I have been ...
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Which KPI should I use to measure performance of software developer?

I think the other answers have neglected an important part of your question: "...distinguish between good and "needs improvement" programmers?" I concur with the other answers that there may be ...
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How to Measure the SLA Performance of IT Techs in Managed Services Provider?

Am I late for the party? Well, there are many ways to arrive at the metrics and it depends on how you would want to prepare yourself for the future. For example, an in-depth analysis requires every ...
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What is the difference between metric and KPI?

This sounds like a homework question. A metric is a quantitative or qualitative measure of some sort that can be measured repeatedly. A KPI is a metric that is considered very important in ...
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What is the difference between metric and KPI?

In simple term, Metric is how you measure something and KPI can be outcome of the measurements. For example, In a production support every month you present no. of tickets(Metric) as a trend. KPI is ...
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