Visualizing Agility: Agile Metrics that Matter

In Agile development, we hold delivering value to the customer as our highest priority.  Shouldn’t the metrics we use to steer projects and improve performance be held to the same standard? Used effectively, the right metrics can play a significant role in helping team members, managers, and senior leadership achieve projects and Agile transformation goals.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore answers to the questions: Who are the ‘customers’ for Agile metrics in an organization?

How do we identify the metrics that provide the most value? Which metrics have the most potential for misuse? What are some of the common pitfalls to avoid?

What are some powerful but often overlooked metrics? In addition, we’ll discuss some lesser known but extremely useful metrics and a simple technique to get the most value out of the metrics you do use.

Speaker Bio:

Jay Packlick – Agile Coach with Improving Enterprises


Jay spent over twenty years building systems before he turned his attentions to helping others build theirs. Today he's a coach, mentor, and trainer with over a decade of experience helping executives, managers, Scrum Masters, and teams in enterprises such as Travelocity, American Airlines, and Sabre Airline Solutions solve the tough problems of transitioning to an Agile way of being. Jay's passionate about meeting the needs of leaders who are often overlooked in the rush to 'adopt Agile' and leads the Dallas Agile Leadership Network.

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  • Rajiv G.

    It was great experience. Thanks Jay for making us think out of the box. Will try to attend more sessions.

    September 6, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Great presentation & venue.

    September 6, 2013

  • Ritu S.

    This is going to be an on-going discussion and will take this topic again. My expectation from the future discussions will be to share with the group what matrices you have tried, what values offered and how did you handle the misuse (evil). Looking forward to that meetup!

    September 6, 2013

  • Ritu S.

    Great discussion! Thanks Jay!

    September 6, 2013

  • John G.

    Tools and measures have to have to right question asked to make them work. Similar to doing a study quoting your hypothesis with the attempt to prove that the result is purely what you are looking for and has not been skewed.

    September 6, 2013

  • Rayan C.

    Don't measure what you don't want to use, or even don't know how to use! Great discussions Jay, enjoyed the session.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Kamalesh

    Great Job Jay! Awesome discussion and lots of learning from everyone of you. Thanks!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Main take away for me, "If you cannot formulate a question, you don't understand the problem." Thanks for the simulating session.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting. Came home with four sticky pads full the names of the 8 teams' worth of "metrics" that they discussed!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • John G.

    The timing is impeccable as this is where I am presently focusing on my success as my retirement.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Tim H.

    Great presentation, Jay! I enjoy learning from you, and as I told you, it was even better than I expected!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • John G.

    I will be there!

    1 · September 4, 2013

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