Value Stream Management: Meaning Before Metrics


Metrics are everywhere. They inform us of what’s going well and what isn’t. But how do metrics actually inform us if an initiative is on track or not? Before we select the metrics that will guide our decisions we need to take a step back and understand what we’re trying to achieve through metrics.

What metrics you choose to guide your initiatives will necessarily depend on where you are in your DevOps evolution. And this requires you understanding where you are in that process and what your objectives should be at every step of the journey.