Describe your experience with Agile metrics and KPIs.

  1. Velocity:
    • Definition: Velocity is a measure of the amount of work completed in a given iteration or sprint.
    • Calculation: It is usually calculated by summing up the story points or effort estimates of user stories completed in a sprint.
  2. Burndown Charts:
    • Definition: Burndown charts visually represent the progress of the team toward completing the user stories in the sprint backlog.
    • Calculation: The chart typically shows the remaining effort (in story points) over time, allowing the team to assess if they are on track to complete all planned work by the end of the sprint.
  3. Lead Time and Cycle Time:
    • Lead Time: The time taken from the initiation of a user story to its completion.
    • Cycle Time: The time taken to complete a user story from the moment actual work begins on it.
    • Calculation: These metrics help teams understand the time it takes to deliver value and identify areas for improvement.
  4. Defect Density:
    • Definition: The number of defects found per unit of code or per feature.
    • Calculation: It is calculated by dividing the number of defects by the size of the codebase or the number of features.
  5. Code Churn:
    • Definition: The number of times code is changed, added, or deleted during a sprint.
    • Calculation: It helps to identify areas of high instability or continuous changes, indicating potential problems.
  6. Customer Satisfaction:
    • Definition: A qualitative measure of how satisfied customers are with the delivered product.
    • Collection: Gathered through surveys, feedback, and reviews.
  7. Release Burndown:
    • Definition: Similar to sprint burndown but at a higher level, tracking the completion of work over multiple sprints towards a release goal.
    • Calculation: It provides a broader perspective on the progress of the overall project.
  8. Team Morale:
    • Definition: An intangible metric assessing the team's motivation and satisfaction.
    • Collection: Often obtained through regular retrospectives, surveys, or team discussions.