The key to a successful agile journey is to identify concrete, measurable goals. Whether your challenge is to improve software quality, time to market, productivity, customer satisfaction, innovation, employee engagement, or some combination of these, agile metrics are crucial to your success. How do you use agile metrics early and often to know that you’re going in the right direction? And how do you know when your goals have been met?

Don’t miss this two-part AgileLIVE webinar series! You’ll learn pro tips for using agile metrics to measure the success of your transformation.

Part 1:  Join Aaron Smith, editorial director of ProjectsAtWork, and Brad Swanson, VP and Senior Agile Coach, agile42, who will explore:

• Starting with ‘why’ – creating urgency for your agile transformation by articulating the reasons change is necessary
• Defining the key success factors in your change initiative
• Leading and lagging indicators of success, including examples from many successful transformations
• Avoiding unintended consequences and dysfunction that often arise from ill-chosen metrics

Part 2:  Join Jerry Odenwelder, product manager, and Andy Powell, product evangelist, who will discuss how the VersionOne agile application lifecycle management (agile ALM) platform, provides the visibility needed to measure agile transformation success.  They will explore:

• An overview of common agile metrics and reports
• The foundation of transformations – measuring success at the team level
• Scaling agile transformations – measuring success at the program and portfolio level
• Common pitfalls when using agile metrics
• Other techniques for successful transformation

Measuring the Success of Your Agile Transformation
Part 1 – June 19, Noon-1 PM ET
Part 2 – June 25, Noon-1 PM ET
Aaron Smith has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evolution from the first independent publication covering the PM space to the online destination for innovative approaches and perspectives on getting things done in the project world.  Prior to joining ProjectsAtWork in 2001, Aaron led and worked on award-winning editorial teams covering a diverse spectrum of fields and industries.
Brad Swanson is a Senior Agile Coach and Vice President at agile42. He started his software career at age 10 on the Apple IIe and is now a Certified Scrum Trainer® and Certified Scrum Coach with 17 years of experience in management, project and program leadership, product management, and software development in both start-ups and large companies.
During his 12-year career in the software development industry, Andy has assisted in numerous 500+ person agile tool rollouts with companies such as Siemens, Adobe, EMC and Sabre. Currently, Andy is fulfilling his passion for making agile easier as the leader of VersionOne’s Customer Success Program. Andy is a SAFe Program Consultant and Certified Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Jerry Odenwelder has been in software engineering for 20 years with 9+ years of agile experience. Jerry has held roles in software development, consulting and most recently product management with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He is an active contributor to the agile community and a Certified Scrum Product Owner.