What is Agile Fine-tuning?
Agile development is not a new concept in software development, but it has matured and now faces certain challenges which need to be overcome.
It involves coping with teams and managers who lack experience and maturity.
We need to address the absence of indicators that aid in managing from the top, governing, and comparing different teams and scenarios.
The opacity of budget consumption must be confronted: Is it being invested effectively?
In these situations, an organisation requires information regarding:
All this should be carried out within an impartial structure that avoids assumptions. As Edwards Deming would say:
“In God we trust; all others bring data.”
Agile Fine-tuning for customised improvement
Within agile methodologies, numerous traditional concepts in project management have been challenged, including the golden triangle and the triple constraint.
Now, with Agile methodology, we establish the cost (the investment budget) and the time (how long it will take) but we do not have control over the scope (the software they will produce).
The Agile Fine-tuning service has resolved the previous queries. The measuring of the software product (using ISO/IEC standards) enables us to compare every team with one another and in relation to the market. By doing this, we can determine if they are improving or declining, the extent of their progress, and if interventions are effective.
It helps us figure out the top-performing development teams in a network and those who need to do better. We can also identify the suppliers, technologies, and areas that require attention. The level of aggregation gets set by the company based on the need they want to address.
At LedaMC, we select the best indicators and use them to diagnose how to exploit the model, providing a personalised dashboard which helps with decision-making.
Benefits of applying Agile Fine-tuning in your company
Which organisations would benefit from using Agile Fine-tuning?
In this case, we present two examples of the data we supply through our Agile Fine-tuning service for making decisions.
Wind rose diagram showing how well a particular team, supplier, or technology performs.
This chart is shown to our customers as a dashboard example for comparing the effectiveness of different groups, suppliers, technologies, or an area.
The indicators can be adjusted and modified to fit the company’s plan and goals. The displayed data have been adjusted according to the quantity of software product (measured in compliance with ISO/IEC standards).
Among the displayed indicators, it’s important to note that one can learn how the changing (or unchanging) team members can affect the efficiency, quality, expenses, and other factors of the team. You can also compare the rate of user stories that involve correcting issues versus those that deploy new products, as well as the rate of going to production and cost-effectiveness.
Quanter Agile Software Development Market Report
Quanter is our SaaS application for estimating software development projects (initiatives). Data is anonymised and stored in its database, enabling us to compare each client’s situation with market trends.
The Agile Software Development Market Report exemplifies our capabilities in serving clients. If you want to see it in depth, you can request it here.
The report presents a comparison of Agile software development providers. The y-axis represents the amount of software product per €1,000 (the higher, the better), while the x-axis shows the amount of software product per person-day, unit of effort (the higher, the better).
This method enables you to identify the most skilled and least skilled developers. If this calculation were applied to your organisation, it would reveal the suppliers best suited for carrying out the most significant software developments. Other dimensions such as quality can be added to this quadrant.