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The Columbus Agile Productivity Benchmark Project;

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May 17

May 17, 2012

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Come join me and other thought leaders at The Path to Agility Conference in Columbus OH! Here’s my talk slated for Wed May 23rd!

The Columbus Agile Productivity Benchmark Project;
Initial Insights from Project Data

Kent Beck, the visionary behind Extreme Programming, once said that Agile projects would be considered more successful – in the sense that they’d deliver more functionality with fewer defects. In essence, higher productivity and quality.

With Agile now becoming mainstream, is that truly the case? What patterns are being found in the vibrant agile tech community in Columbus OH?

Industry research from QSM Associates reveals varying degrees of Agile success. Some of the best teams – whether they be XP, SCRUM, Lean, etc. are finding Beck’s statement to be true. Others are not. What factors can make a meaningful difference?

The Columbus Agile Productivity vs. Industry study is looking to discover such patterns. Whether new to Agile or not, we’ll be determining baselines for this vibrant Columbus Agile community. Using a combination of velocity, burndown, and quality metrics, we will seek to understand productivity, time-to-market, quality, and cost patterns as this community matures. Serving as a comparison framework is the QSM SLIM industry database, with more than 10,000 completed projects (waterfall, agile, offshore, onshore) collected worldwide.

This talk will describe the group progress observed thus far, with initial discoveries that can help accelerate your Agile success. Join us for an overview of this project, and find out how you can participate if these goals are also important to you, your development, and your executive teams.

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