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Stop Measuring The Pizzas And The Cooks

February 07, 2020 The Liberators Season 1 Episode 25
The Liberators Network
Stop Measuring The Pizzas And The Cooks
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The Liberators Network
Stop Measuring The Pizzas And The Cooks
Feb 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 25
The Liberators

What do pizzerias have in common with software development? Not much, right? But they do offer a useful perspective on what kind of metrics are really useful and which are likely to encourage the wrong things.

In this episode, we explore how tracking user stories, number of hours, number of hours spent is like measuring the number of pizzerias. It doesn't tell you anything about how valuable that was. Instead, focusing on these kinds of metrics encourages the accumulation of more waste (heaps of pizza to throw away).

Plus, we give you some examples out metrics that ARE useful to measure and actually encourage the removal of waste.

P.s. apologies for the chatty birds in the background. I couldn't get them to shut up :)

You can also read the accompanying blogpost here:
http://bit.ly/37dT21D

Donate to support our work
https://bit.ly/supportheliberators

Follow us on Medium:
https://medium.com/the-liberators

For more about Evidence-Based Management, check out Scrum.org's EBM Framework.

Support the show (https://bit.ly/supportheliberators)

Show Notes

What do pizzerias have in common with software development? Not much, right? But they do offer a useful perspective on what kind of metrics are really useful and which are likely to encourage the wrong things.

In this episode, we explore how tracking user stories, number of hours, number of hours spent is like measuring the number of pizzerias. It doesn't tell you anything about how valuable that was. Instead, focusing on these kinds of metrics encourages the accumulation of more waste (heaps of pizza to throw away).

Plus, we give you some examples out metrics that ARE useful to measure and actually encourage the removal of waste.

P.s. apologies for the chatty birds in the background. I couldn't get them to shut up :)

You can also read the accompanying blogpost here:
http://bit.ly/37dT21D

Donate to support our work
https://bit.ly/supportheliberators

Follow us on Medium:
https://medium.com/the-liberators

For more about Evidence-Based Management, check out Scrum.org's EBM Framework.

Support the show (https://bit.ly/supportheliberators)