what's important to you?

I was really excited to be invited to DevOpsCon in Berlin in May to hold a one day public workshop on Kanban and to spend an hour talking about Finding Metrics that Matter and Using them Safely. The conference was great, accommodating up to 1000 attendees and Berlin was quite nice too :).

What the talk is about

Data-driven decision-making is a goal of most leaders today. Unfortunately, between the overwhelming amounts of data available to us and the ease of falling prey to misleading vanity metrics, how to begin this journey can feel extremely elusive.

How do we know what’s important enough to measure? How do we get a holistic picture of organizational health? How do we ensure our metrics help us more than they hurt us? There are many important questions to consider before doubling down on your inventory of metrics.

This interactive presentation will help you ensure you:

  • can map your metrics back to your desired goals.
  • have a balanced set of metrics to provide a holistic picture of health.
  • have calculated the gaming potential of your metrics to ensure the value outweighs the risk.

With these new tools in your arsenal and a better understanding of metrics safety, you can set the stage for smart, data-driven decision-making in your organization.

Don’t have time to watch the video? View the slides on speakerdeck.