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Session Name: Engineering Metrics vs. Engineering Statistics – How to Manage Medians

What does it mean to deliver software on time?
As Engineering continues to become a centerpiece of digital transformation and more organizations are investing to reinvent themselves as software companies, demand for predictability is ever increasing. Delivering software on time is an optimization between managing expectations and outliers and often metrics with arbitrary thresholds are a poor proxy for attempting to derive predictability.
How does your software company currently incorporate data, metrics, and statistics to help manage the software delivery process? What are some best practices to consider if you want to introduce data to the engineering team?

Some of the topics that will be discussed in this presentation include:
  • What does it mean to deliver software on time?
  • Managing to a threshold, managing to averages, and managing to medians, what matters and when?
  • How using likelihood and medians to drive towards “flow” can deliver a better, more predictable outcome
  • What engineering teams can discover using statistics and how the data can help explain to your stakeholders your confidence in the engineering team’s ability to execute"



Speaker Bio:

Hersh Tapadia, co-founder and CEO at Allstacks, is a serial entrepreneur and engineer who is interested in solving problems that are at the heart of customer challenges. Hersh co-created Allstacks with the belief that engineering should be a leader in the boardroom. That leadership can be achieved by embracing an operations mindset and using data to create outcomes versus reacting to them.