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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
Software measurement and metrics The Problem with Software Measurement and Metrics

Many software practices rely on setting target numbers for the team to hit. But when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. People start gaming the system by changing their behavior in such a way to favorably adjust the measure in order to achieve the target. Don't get hung up on metrics.

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Lee Copeland
With Metrics and Measurement, You Need to Shift Your Mindset

Metrics are all about feedback. Similar to how a fitness tracker keeps data that allows you to optimize your workout and improve physical activity, metrics and measurement provide you with a suite of data used to advance your testing and development efforts—especially within an agile environment.

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Josiah Renaudin
Measuring tape Which Test Metrics Are Useful in Agile Projects?

Just as our measurement and metrics capabilities improve as our technology and knowledge evolve, we must also refine and adapt our software quality and testing measures as we embrace an agile culture. Our measurement and metrics strategy should shift to lower levels of the application or system under test.

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Michael Sowers
Bringing the Value of Your Test Automation Efforts Front and Center

Once you’ve adopted test automation, you should determine whether it’s actually yielding the expected benefits—and you’ll want to keep these benefits visible to stakeholders to reinforce the value. A metrics dashboard aligned with the organization goals and business objectives shows you're on the right track.

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Michael Sowers