Stop complaining and start Analyzing

Practical Software - Stop complaining and start Analyzing

While i expect this to be rare and unfamiliar to most of my readers, in some organizations there are managers that sometimes complain about teams, specifically about their productivity and quality. As an external, i often do not have the knowledge to really form an opinion about this, and as a developer i have my […]

Bugs as a Metric

Practical oftware - Bugs as a Metric

We have a bug in our industry: We over glorify bugs. We love them so much, that we use them as a primary metric for quality. My take is that that is a bad idea. Bad, as in driving undesired behaviors that are misaligned with our desires to improve quality. Let’s begin with an analogy, […]

R&D metrics that amplify learning

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Tony was a Scrum Master. He started measuring the development trends of his team. However, whenever he selected a metric, he got the impression that developers were manipulating the results to meet the targets he set. For example, whenever he measured the closing bugs count, he noticed that from one iteration to another the rate […]