Abstract/Description

There are more to Agile metrics than velocity and sprint burn-down charts. However, most Agile teams just focus on velocity and target story points which leads to executives misusing the metric and teams gaming the system. Velocity should stay within the team and there are other metrics that can be shared with executives and others that are outside the team. These metrics provide a more holistic view of the project’s overall health. The Agile Dashboard collects such metrics and acts as an information radiator giving us real time project updates on value, performance, schedule, scope, cost, quality, and team spirit. Come learn what to measure and for how long. Learn how to read warning signs and what corrective actions to take. Learn to setup your own Agile dashboard to arm yourself with the right information and make careful and constant adjustments to ensure forward and safe progress towards your final deliverable.

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About the Speaker(s)

Fadi Stephan is a principal consultant with Excella Consulting. Fadi leads Excella’s Software Development Practice and Excella's Digital Services Delivery Solutions. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile coach with more than twenty years of professional experience as a product manager, project manager, software developer, ScrumMaster and technology consultant at both Federal Agencies and businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 2006, his focus has been on building high performing organizations and teams that focus on delivering value early and maximizing ROI. Fadi is founder of the DC Software Craftsmanship User Group, co-organizer of the DC Scrum User Group, as well as the TechTalkDC User Group, and is a frequent speaker at local, national and international conferences.