The Yin and Yang of Metrics

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Metrics are powerful tools, but are often situation dependent. Insightful metrics for a waterfall approach may not be productive in an agile scenario. In this presentation, QA and testing expert Shaun Bradshaw will discuss the value and pitfalls of various metrics in alternate development methodologies. Shaun will take the traditional test manager’s role with a focus on waterfall, and then approach metrics from an agile perspective. Join Shaun for a lively debate and learn how certain metrics work and don’t work in the waterfall versus agile realm, that there are universal metrics that provide value in both methodologies, how metrics evolve with methodologies, and what to keep and what to discard as your organization grows.

  • Appreciate the value of metrics and how to utilize them in alternative development methodologies
  • Understand the differences and similarities between metrics for agile versus traditional waterfall methodologies
  • Be aware of potential metric pitfalls as well as what to track and what not to track