I’ve been running a number of sessions over the last few months for members about different aspects of Agile and the PMO. Make sure you join us for future sessions here.
This is the third one in the series (you can check out others here) and we focused on reporting and metrics.
We started off with some individual project reporting and the common reports you are likely to create. We spent some time looking at some examples and actually reading those, understanding what the graphs are actually telling us. Most of these reports are based on SCRUM so you’ll find mentioned here burndowns, velocity, burnups etc
The second part of the session turned to the reporting and metrics that happen at the portfolio and more strategic levels. We looked at strategy and investment funding; reporting at a portfolio level and looked at OKRs – which are commonly used in scaled agile. The session also touched on value streams. Value streams should be on your radar as a PMO practitioner because this changes who we see as our customers and who we support through change (we will be looking at Value Streams at this year’s PMOLearn! event)
In this session we used Miro to get some interaction with the audience and you can see the output of that below.
>> You can download the entire Miro board in simple PDF format
If you’re looking for some further resources where you can read up on reporting and metrics in Agile, take a look at these:
- 10 Key Metrics for SCRUM – Dummies website has a lot of information worth browsing.
- Book recommendations during this session were – Measure What Matters and The Lean Startup
- The Home of Scrum – you can get started with their guide.
- Have a look at previous sessions – like this Goal Setting one and the OKR Lab
- Finally, check out the Inside PMO Report on Metrics and Measures.