How to Measure Anything, Finding the Value of “Intangibles in Business” Third Edition
Next week we will begin the read of Commitment – Novel About Managing Project Risk by Olav Maassen and Chris Matts. I am currently trying to determine the approach to the blog entries for this book. I believe this will be a relatively quick read or re-read based on the pace and style of the book. This is mostly a graphic novel (one of my favorite styles), which might put some off of the book. Buy your copy today and start reading. If you use the link above it will support the podcast. I am running the poll for the next book after Commitment to save time when we are ready for the next, next book in a few weeks! As in past polls please vote twice or suggest a write-in candidate in the comments. We will run the poll for one more week.
As we have noted in past entries, effective measurement is a balance. The five Agile Portfolio Metrics Categories as whole represent a pallet from which an organization can craft a balanced set of Agile metrics. The goal of any measure is to reduce the uncertainty the organization is facing. Value and portfolio health metrics shift the discussion from the high-level management of the distribution of work (who is doing what for whom) to the value of work (value metrics) and how the activities across a portfolio of work are perceived (portfolio health metrics). Each category is targeted on its own set of specific questions, but each category can and often does influence another category. We break down the second two categories below.(more…)