I enjoyed your recent expert response about test metrics for Agile teams. But what do you think are the standard metrics as a manager that I need to follow?
An Agile team should think about what metrics will help them stay on track and meet their goals. As a manager, I would let the team decide which metrics are the most useful.
For example, my team set a goal for ourselves to have no more than six high-severity bugs in production in the next six months. We could track this information in our defect tracking system. We set a goal to improve our code coverage by 3% over six months, and used a code-coverage tool to keep us informed.
For more information on quality metrics, see Quality metrics: A guide to measuring software quality.
This was first published in December 2010