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Agile Chronicles™ Newsletter: October 2015

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October 2015

Featured Resource

10th Annual State of Agile™ Survey is Open!

Last Chance to Take the 10th Annual State of Agile™ Survey!

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Latest Blog Posts

Measuring Agile Success?!?#?

By Matt Badgley, VersionOne

I’ve had some rather odd reactions to the concept of measuring agile success – ranging from “Which metrics really work?” to “Dude, I hate metrics.” Instead of looking at the question from the standpoint of which metrics are the best, let’s explore how to measure agile success and why it’s important.

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Executive Visibility in Successful Agile Enterprises

By Lee Cunningham, VersionOne

What metrics are most important to executives? Over the last couple of years, I’ve asked every executive I’ve spoken with, as well as individuals who have to regularly report to executives, just what it is that they really care about. The consistency of the answers I’ve received is remarkable.

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“When will it be done?”

By David Hussman, DevJam

Sometime last year, I started working with a Fortune 100 company on a large, distributed product development effort. Towards the beginning of the engagement, one of the executives asked me “Will it be done on time?” For the first time, I suddenly realized the power of “It.”

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Agile Innovations

Scorecards & Executive Visibility

VersionOne Scorecards provide a single location to help executives identify what needs their attention. There are six Scorecards available in both the Enterprise and Ultimate Editions of VersionOne: Project, Program, Portfolio Item, Iteration, TeamRoom, and Team. Each Scorecard indicates the current status towards an on-time delivery by showing you the actual percent complete compared to the expected percent complete.

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 Upcoming Events

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Better Software Conference & Agile Development Conference East
November 8-13
Orlando, FL

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Agile Twin Cities
November 13
Minneapolis, MN

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BA World Conference
November 16-19
Chicago, IL

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November 16-18
Prague, Czech Republic

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 Featured Premier Partner


DevJam is a collection of mentors, producers and builders. We create products in-house as well as coach others how to improve their product learning through faster validation and deliver cycles rooted in responsive engineering and continuous delivery. We’ve helped companies of all sizes pragmatically adopt and adapt agile methods through courses and coaches who know how (and when) to blend product discovery and product delivery.