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Wednesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Prosperous Metrics: Solving the Scenarios we Struggle to Measure (Zach Bonaker, Jason Kerney) POPULAR

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Imagine yourself sitting down in a director’s office with a nervous feeling. “So, about those agile metrics I asked from you…”, she says. Your stomach churns and pulse quickens.
Whether you’ve worked as a manager, coach, or consultant, you’ve likely experienced conflict and confusion over metrics with agile. Traditional metrics which emphasize personal productivity drive negative behaviors, encouraging us to stay busy over working together to achieve goals. Meanwhile, leaders feel dissatisfied with popular “agile metrics,” such as velocity and burn-down charts, when they fail to provide the insights desired.
Are you interested in a different learning experience? You're invited to participate in a debate about metrics and explore three problem scenarios we often struggle to measure. Using a model for organizational measurement as a guide, your input will provide the fuel for an inter-facilitator debate between an Organizational Coach and a Software Coach. From this shared conversation, you will discover which outcome oriented metrics solve organizational needs for performance, quality, and change. Clarity and prosperity between agile and metrics are not out of reach. Come find out how!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize mindsets and beliefs about the nature of data in organizations.
  • Explain the positive and negative effect metrics can have on people, teams, and organizations.
  • Use an effective enterprise framework for developing and applying metrics.
  • Differentiate between metrics for enterprise improvement and success.
  • Compare the use and impact of different metrics in an agile system of work.
  • Select and implement the best metrics for use in tough, real-world scenarios facing agile practitioners.


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Zach Bonaker

Benevolent Trouble-Maker, Walmart Labs
Zach Bonaker is a "benevolent trouble-maker" based in San Diego, California, USA and has more than 10 years of experience assisting software organizations with improving working conditions and results. With experience guiding Fortune 500 companies to multi-million dollar startups... Read More →
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Jason Kerney

Agile Technical Coach, Some Company
I am a programmer, coach, father, husband and friend. I care deeply about the industry of software development and the communities surrounding it. I love to play with programming languages, yet consider it the greatest accomplishment when we address the humanness that software ultimately... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom B