Project metrics

We have found these metrics useful in monitoring engagement progress for projects in the areas of new/major development and for maintenance. Applicability will vary based on pricing method (fixed versus time and materials) and project methodology (waterfall, agile,...).

  • metrics for new development or major enhancements
    • resource utilization
    • schedule
    • effort utilization
    • burn down chart
    • requirements volatility
    • developer productivity
    • testing productivity
    • defect removal effectiveness
    • rework rate
    • defect density
    • code coverage
  • metrics for maintenance work
    • resource utilization
    • schedule
    • effort utilization
    • developer productivity
    • testing productivity
    • defect backlog
    • backlog management index
    • fix quality
    • code coverage
    • response
  • additional metrics for agile
    • points planned v/s achieved
    • defect closure
    • defects opened by severity
    • capacity utilization
  • schedule
    • schedule variance
  • product quality
    • defect removal effectiveness
    • defect density
    • defect backlog
    • backlog management index
    • code coverage
  • effort
    • effort utilization – engagement level
    • effort variance
    • resource utilization
    • rework rate
  • productivity
    • developer productivity
    • testing productivity
  • quality of service
    • fix response time
    • responsiveness
    • percent delinquent fixes
  • project progress tracking
    • burn down chart

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