Atlanta, GA

Report Metrics or Chew Glass: My Scrummaster Battle


  • Submitted: Wed, 2016-06-08 20:28
  • Updated: Tue, 2016-07-19 04:53
Presenter: Joe Ryan
  • Topic: People
  • Type: 5 Minute Lightning Talk

How I caused a revolt among my scrummasters by implementing a set of metrics that we'd track over time, and a revolution in how we see the business and the work.

A year ago I started making my 6 full-time scrummasters report on a set of KPIs that would help us get better visibility into our 30 scrum teams.

Scrummasters went wild -- they bombarded me with reasons why this was a terrible idea and how it would ruin self-managing teams.

Instead it gave us unique insights into how teams were dealing with backlog, grooming, work-in-progress, testing, and revealed that some were only borderline agile.


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