Measurements & Metrics

Since we are using an incremental approach as our process, a slippage chart will be kept to make sure we complete the tasks we have deemed necessary to add value in each increment and release. We will show the number of days that we are ahead/behind schedule based on planned dates for reaching milestones. Each increment is a particular milestone to be reached. We will identify target dates for reaching each milestone, track actual dates of reaching each milestone, and plot the difference. Also, after the completion of each week, the total lines of source code produced in a given week will be recorded in a table and then compared to the previous week. In this way, we will be able to chart our productivity in any given week. Excel will be used to gather and display data for both the slippage chart and the productivity by volume.