Introduction to Comparative Agile Measurement System - CAMS
Now when Agile software development is becoming very popular globally due to its proven effectiveness in reducing the cycle between idea generation and realization, minimizing risk of project goals' misunderstanding, decreasing costs of addressing mistakes in software development and so on, many businesses need to monitor own adherence to Agile practices, measure efficiency of their distributed Agile teams, calculate ROI in their Agile Scrum education, etc.
As de facto there are no industry standards for measuring Agile effectiveness, it does not matter how good companies think they are at Agile unless they compare themselves against their peers and competitors. Ciklum developed a proprietary tool that aims to:
- Gauge productivity of distributed Agile teams in terms of teamwork, planning, knowledge, quality of delivery, technical practices, culture and requirements
- Visualize productivity gaps and detect roots of those gaps
- Develop solutions to improve teams' productivity based on Agile best practices collected from more than 80 Ciklum Client Own Software Development Teams
Agile practices are an important pillar of each company's overall business success. Assessing how well distributed development teams are at Agile adherence and identifying areas for improvement help provide Agile project managers / IT leaders with better business returns as well the ability to outpace competitors and accumulate valuable knowledge and Agile experience.