Build powerful products backed by metrics
Enterprises need to ditch traditional project metrics and embrace modern metrics in order to build healthy products and deliver results. Evaluate product value effectiveness, quality, team velocity, and process maturity to determine portfolio health. These four categories of metrics form a system of indicators and guardrails that enable product teams to self-govern, product owners to deliver results, and product leaders to drive systemic organizational change to the desired state.
When assembling the final set of metrics, consider the objectives set out for the team, the product, and the organization. The maturity of the product and the organization inform which metrics are beneficial at which time. Use metrics as tools to identify challenges in delivery, evolve delivery process, and plan future releases. Under no circumstances should these metrics be used to punish poorly performing teams as that will incentivize other teams to game the system and post fake data. Approach challenges with the mindset of using them to remove blockers, educate, and enable professionals to succeed instead of looking for blame to be assigned to an underperforming party.
Checkout Devbridge’s PowerUp which tracks delivery metrics for an individual team as well as a portfolio of projects. The application aggregates data from Jira and time-tracking software to accurately and transparently represent the current project state, team activity, burnup, burndown, velocity, and a variety of other helpful metrics.
Get started with Lean Requirements workshop
Put custom software development on the fast track. First, get key stakeholders together. Then, let our product development team orchestrate the ultimate workshop. Without fail, we get the stakeholders aligned in a couple of days—which is more than most companies can do in months.
One rule: Don’t bring documentation.
Six key outcomes
Defined business goal
A clearly defined business goal with success metrics
The minimum amount of requirements necessary to kickoff the design process
Bringing people from different functions together to uncover what impacts goals, scope, and priorities
A shared understanding of the business process, end users, and their pain points
Scope & priorities
An agreement on scope and priorities to meet the business goals
Product release strategy
A phased approach to releasing your product to market