Saturday, 19 October 2019

Evidence Based Management for Scrum

Evidence Base Management (EBM) is an management framework that uses evidence and metrics.  Execs & Middle mgmt don't get insight and normal forecasts.  EBM framework to help management move the company.  The mgmt can use evidence to drive the business forward.  Inspect and adapt using evidence.

"Evidence-Based Management is a framework organizations can use to help them measure, manage, and increase the value they derive from their product delivery."

Examples Types of metrics you may want to measure:
  1. Velocity
  2. Sprint Burn downs
  3. Versioning - versions of product or bugs requiring multiple fixes
  4. Code Coverage & Code Analysis
  5. Missed bugs/escaped bugs - bugs missed in a release
  6. Issues/Failed Deployments
  7. Team happiness - capture metrics in Sprint Retrospective from the team
  8. Financial measure - cost to delivery
  9. Average User Story completion time per team (identify outliers and average for each team.  Do from started status to completed status).
  10. Average story points per team, factoring in the number of team members over multiple sprints (don't compare teams as their unit size is not consistent across teams; if you do try standardize, the teams will give more points to fake outperforming other teams).
Help management nudge the teams and company in the right directions.  To get these metrics, need to explicitly determine what the goals are, so can figure out KPI and we are measuring this right things.  Ensure the management goals are SMART (Specific: Well defined, clear, and unambiguous) or use OKR framework to define goals to figure out the metrics to collect.  Ensure the metrics are important to the goals of the company or team.   Consider using

"Objectives and key results (OKR) is a goal-setting framework that helps organizations define goals — or objectives — and then track the outcome."

Agile & Scrum Series
Agile for SharePoint
Scrum for SharePoint - Part 1
Scrum for SharePoint - Part 2
Scrum - Part 3 - Scaling Scrum 
Scrum - Part 4 - Kanban and Scrum 
Scrum - Part 5 - Certification PSM 
Scrum - Part 6 - Evidence Based Management (This post)


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