Evaluating Metrics

Good Continous Delivery podcast where they talked about how to evaluate metrics and their suitability to the situation. If you don’t know how to respond to a metric, don’t measure it. This is a quote from How to Measure Anything) and is a clever way of asking why we need to measure something. If we’re not willing to act when we see a metric, what’s the point? If there is additional work needed to create the metric and it isn’t a natural byproduct of the work, then we have to ask the question whether the effort of creating an observable metric is worth the opportunity cost?...

March 31, 2021