Half-Day Tutorial – Quality and Productivity Benchmarking, Estimating, and Release Planning

How do you compare the quality and productivity that teams achieve across a span of projects including Agile, Waterfall, and Outsourced? Determining quality and defect metric trends and how defect patterns behave on real projects helps to answer this question. In this tutorial, by using hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to replicate these techniques to make their own project comparisons for time, cost, and quality. Attendees to this tutorial calculate productivity metrics using the templates Michael employs in the QSMA consulting practice and use these calculated metrics for insightful release retrospectives.  You will take back new ways for communicating to key decision makers the value of implementing modern development and testing practices, be they Agile, Lean, Kanban, and/or SCRUM. Attendees will also take home a complimentary temporary use license of the QSM SLIM-DataManager utility for self-study and further use back at their companies, so they can apply the methods learned.

Learning Points

  • Learn to capture Agile and Waterfall key metrics on productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates
  • Create your own defect metrics trends for your teams
  • Understand the use of metrics for release estimation and planning

Measurement Tutorial
Location: Date: April 4, 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Michael Mah