About the Book
How can software teams keep a laser-like focus on outcomes whilst improving practices and flow? How can software teams understand where the bottlenecks are in their processes? And how can software teams provide reliable forecasts of when work will be done? The answer to these questions is: software teams should use Business Metrics.
Teams that use Business Metrics understand Throughput, Lead Time, Forecasting, Flow, Quality, and Value - all measures that speak directly to business outcomes. By using Business Metrics, your software team will produce software that is more business-relevant with more certainty and less waste.
Learn how metrics can help your software team answer questions like “How fast are we going? What should we do next? Where’s the bottleneck?” Deliver software more effectively with greater certainty.
Team Guide to Metrics for Business Decisions is the second guidebook in the collection from Skelton Thatcher Publications (part of Conflux Books). The ‘Team Guide’ collection is designed to help teams building and running software systems to be as effective as possible. Guides are curated by experienced practitioners and emphasise the need for collaboration and learning, with the team at the centre.
About the Authors
Mattia is originally from Verona, the city of love and home of Romeo of Juliet. He is a software developer and team leader with a great passion for learning and continuous improvement.
His focus is to help teams strive to get better, using Kanban, Lean, Agile, and of course a lot of data and metrics.
He's been interested in everything to do with Agile since the beginning of his career in 2008. He loves attending and speaking at conferences and meetups for sharing experiences and learning from each other.
Chris has been a computerist since age 12 when he was introduced to the magic of the Commodore PET. He works with engineering and
management teams with the aim of getting the best results possible for all involved.
The role and value of metrics in this came from discovering the Lean/Kanban community around 2010 which got him measuring things in earnest.
He is an active member of the Lean/Agile/DevOps community speaking at Meet Ups and conferences across Europe including GOTO Berlin, Agile Cambridge, CukeUp and QCon.