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Yellow and gray rulers Rethinking Your Measurement and Metrics for Agile and DevOps

In their transition to agile and DevOps, many teams forget they also need to update their measurement and metrics plan. Some measurements and metrics from the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle may remain useful, but many may not provide value—and some may even adversely impact progress toward goals.

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Michael Sowers
Four quadrants of citrus fruit Effectively Measuring Agile Leadership

Culture drives performance, and agile leaders set a team's culture, so leaders should be measured at how effectively they’re doing just that. The challenge is, what might that look like? Here’s an idea for a four-quadrant measurement approach for leaders' organizational and personal effectiveness in agile contexts.

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Bob Galen
A sheet of paper showing software delivery and operational performance metrics The Metrics behind High-Performing DevOps Organizations

The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps report was recently released, and it gives a lot of insight into companies' software delivery and operational performance. The highest-performing organizations have several factors in common, the most crucial and prevalent being automation. Here's why automation is such a key aspect.

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Jeffery Payne
View from above of five coworkers fist-bumping over their computers 4 Ways to Increase Software Quality and Decrease Test Time

Software testers are continually under pressure to test faster without sacrificing quality. By taking the perspective that quality is the responsibility of the entire team, not just the testers, shorter test cycles with higher quality software are possible. Here are four ways the whole team can improve releases.

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Richard Estra
Computer dashboard showing metrics, photo by Carlos Muza The Testing Practices and Metrics That Really Matter in Agile and DevOps

Scaled agile and DevOps change the game for software testing. It’s not just a matter of accelerating testing; it’s also about fundamentally altering the way we measure quality. The test outcomes required to drive a fully automated release pipeline are dramatically different from the ones most teams measure today.

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Wayne Ariola
Icon of a security padlock over apps on a phone Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Vulnerability Discovery Strategies

Trying to prove an app has no vulnerabilities is fraught with challenges, so teams need to choose appropriate strategies for securing apps and ways of measuring whether the time and money spent searching for vulnerabilities is effective. This means understanding how metrics apply to your specific environment.

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Mike Shema
Measuring tapes Measuring Objective Continuous Improvement in DevOps

When you're beginning your DevOps journey, it is incredibly important to know where you are starting. You will want to know later on what progress you have made, and you won’t be able to figure that out unless you have benchmarks from the beginning. Here are six steps to objectively measure your continuous improvement.

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Logan Daigle
Metrics dashboard A Lean, Flexible Measurement Dashboard for Agile and DevOps

If you’re moving from a more traditional software development approach to agile and DevOps, or if you’re struggling with implementing metrics, consider reviewing, revising, and refining your measurements. Leave those that add no value behind and look at a monitoring system that has these five essential categories.

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Michael Sowers