Agile analytics are used to answer specific business-related questions that you may have through statistics and math that identify patterns within the data. These analytics are then used to understand your projects, monitor productivity and results, and predict additional outcomes. Furthermore, analytics can take some of the guesswork out of making channel decisions, estimating impact, and quantifying performance.
Agile analytics can answer questions that all businesses ask themselves:
Is there a new market to pursue?
What products should we develop?
Where is a majority of our time and effort going?
How well is a specific team functioning?
Agile analytics work within all levels of a team, from team members inputting the work to those overseeing it, to stakeholders that are completely outside of the project and looking inward. Analytics offers an overarching glimpse into what is happening, what has happened, and what can happen.
Agile analytics do not tell you what you must do and how you must do it, instead it provides insight and options into the work that you are already doing.
Agile Analytics for Iterations
Agile development occurs in iterations, scrums, or periods of time. Generally, the work is split into weeks. Agile analytics offer insight into what has happened during those time periods, offering validation and improvements to the productivity of certain teams. In short, analytics help to ensure that teams aren’t straying too far off the path on a specific project.
Agile Analytics for Value
All of the agile tools that we use offer value to our businesses and projects. Some tools spit out reports of value, but they tend to be higher level and difficult to understand. Agile analytics have to be parsed down and put into plain English so that someone can really understand a) what the problem is; b) how to solve it; c) how to avoid it in the future; and d) what any other problems may be.
Quality Agile Analytics
Is the work that your team produces quality? Much of the workday is lost to “rework” or work that was completed but isn’t quite where it needs to be. Agile development seeks to remove some of that, but through agile analytics, we can remove even more.
Agile analytics perform testing early and continuously throughout your project, evolving and adjusting your system so that the end result is something of quality and value.
Agile development goes hand-in-hand with automation. Automation analytics allows you to evaluate the performance of your systems and create confidence in your work. Does everything go as it should - when you push this button do you get the right response? These are the smallest details, but when they aren’t working properly, can make the biggest impact.
Benefits of Agile Analytics
So much of what you see in a day goes right out of your head without any real meaning. Agile analytics aim to put context around the information that you see, giving you a way to adjust and center a team, project, or even singular facet of your productivity. It allows you to peer under the hood and get a glimpse at what happens while simultaneously enabling you to make educated, strategic movement.
Agile analytics produce complete, detailed reports that help you understand teams, projects, development, and business even more. These analytics can help make some of the most important decisions you face, from hiring and firing staff members and creating teams, to building new projects.
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