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Choose the Right Metrics to Drive Your Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery Initiatives

Published: 26 November 2018

ID: G00375111

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick


You can’t improve your software development processes if you can’t objectively determine whether change has been successful. Technical professionals responsible for software development must become metrics-driven and use metrics-gathering techniques judiciously to drive modern development practices.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Understand the Importance of Metrics
  • Collect Your Metrics
    • Step 1: Align With Your Organization’s Strategies
    • Step 2: Assess Your Project’s Business Value and Risk Tolerance Levels
    • Step 3: Assess Your Culture
    • Step 4: Assess Your Processes
    • Step 5: Assess Your Support Infrastructure
    • Step 6: Assess Your Architecture Design Maturity
    • Step 7: Assess Your Development and Test Maturity
  • Follow-Up
    • Establish a Baseline
    • Select a Pilot Project and Initiative
    • Report and Refine

Risks and Pitfalls

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