In this cheat sheet you’ll find 20 useful metrics commonly used by software development teams which can be used to improve their effectiveness. It has been written with the backdrop of two previous articles I’ve written (In the pursuit of effectiveness and Kanban’s Geological Record) which will give you further context to get the most from the cheat sheet.
The cheat sheet does not attempt to prescribe any or all of the metrics presented but rather seeks to provoke thought through presenting some metrics the author has found useful when working with teams. Some of the metrics are pretty common in the industry already. For the rest feel free to ‘pick n mix’ to solve specific team problems. This is by no means an exhaustive list so it would be very interesting to hear what other metrics teams have found useful that I’ve not mentioned in the cheat sheet. Please leave comments below.