UrbanCode Velocity now allows real-time metrics to measure your process improvements. In today’s world of SDLC continuous improvement is a very common saying, with many teams using Agile as a methodology. Although many teams are implementing parts of Agile are they improving? The next question that might come to mind is improving which part of the SDLC? Many companies may be tracking the key metrics that they want to follow, but it’s usually through a spreadsheet or generated using one tool out of the whole ecosystem. Neither of these ways is accurate and are cumbersome.
UrbanCode Velocity solves this problem with the introduction of a new feature called Metrics Bar. The metrics bar is value stream specific and can report on key metrics that the team cares about such as lead time, cycle time, build frequency, work item distribution, and more. This is extremely important to any team trying to improve its process as a whole.
A great example of this is how cycle time is correlated to quality. We all know that a high performing team can release often but with low defects created. Using UrbanCode Velocity metric warehouse the metric bar can track these two metrics across many tools to give you an accurate picture to make sure that improving one metric does not hurt others.
The metric bar supports up to six metrics per value streams, this allows enough metrics to see how the process is improving but not so many that it is overwhelming. To add a metric you simply click the + symbol to the right, which will allow you to pick and customize the metric you are interested in.
These metrics are populated using data from integrations, so if you do not see data please make sure you have integrations that would correlate with that data. An example of this would be if you are looking to add Deploy Frequency to the bar, you will need integration with UrbanCode Deploy or any other deployment tool.
Do not see a metric you want yet? Look out for a blog coming soon on how to add custom metrics to UrbanCode Velocity!
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to me directly.
Product Manager, UrbanCode Velocity