Part 2: Final three of five Lean and Agile metrics to track with your team. The goal for any Agile team is to reach a state of continuous delivery. This requires teams to eliminate the traditional start-stop-start project initiation and development process, and the mentality that goes along with it. How do teams accomplish this? By actively controlling their batch sizes.
Part 1: Lead time and cycle time. Management expert Peter Drucker is quoted as saying, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” something most product managers or reporting nerds would agree with—especially when it comes to trying to improve the workflow of a development team. That said, not everyone is as chummy with Lean and Agile metrics as I am, which is completely understandable because I think about these things daily. The first thing to learn is that Lean and Agile metrics can be used for good (to streamline workflows, increase team efficiency, and rally a team toward a common goal)—as well as evil (to play the blame game, pit teams against each other, etc.).
Continuous Delivery? Check.
As you may know, LeanKit is growing in many directions. With each passing day we add happy customers, rock star employees (we’re hiring!), and (most importantly) new ways to harness the power of visual management. As our team grows, we gain more capacity to explore and deliver tools that help users get the most out of LeanKit. While we may be running out of office space, our frequency of improvements and volume of added new features will only continue to expand.