Nearly every time I speak, write, teach, or simply think about agile approaches to software development, someone has to bring up measurement.
And the measures they’re talking about inevitably focus on their teams and/or delivery dynamics. How do we measure our teams? How do we measure the impact of agility? And how do we measure your value as a coach? Are representative of the types of questions I hear.
BUT, if you subscribe to the theory that leadership sets the culture AND that culture drives performance, like I do, then why aren’t we measuring leaders in agile contexts?
The challenge is, what might that look like? Here are some of my thoughts around what we might measure –