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3 Metrics to Incentivize the Right Behavior in Agile Development

3 Metrics to Incentivize the Right Behavior in Agile Development

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Pat Place

Will Hayes co-authored this blog post. The use of incentives to elicit certain behaviors in agile software development can often result in unintended consequences. One trap that we have seen project managers fall into is introducing metrics simply because they are familiar. As we stated in our first post in this series, there are many examples where an incentive to solve a problem creates an unintended, undesirable behavior. Software project managers must instead consider the...

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Don't Incentivize the Wrong Behaviors in Agile Development

Don't Incentivize the Wrong Behaviors in Agile Development

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Pat Place

Will Hayes coauthored this blog post. All too often, organizations collect certain metrics just because those are the metrics that they've always collected. Ordinarily, if an organization finds the metrics useful, there is no issue. Indeed, the SEI has long advocated the use of metrics to support the business goals of the organization. However, consider an organization that has changed from waterfall to Agile development; all metrics related to development must be reconsidered to determine...

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