The most important information about the status of the project is the updated release plan. The release plan defines
the current view of the release content and availability. Metrics, such as the team's velocity, can also be provided.
Typically, metrics are tracked for the purpose of helping the team improve some aspects of development they are having
problems with. These metrics can be presented as part of project status.
The velocity metric can be abused. Keep in mind that there is no valid comparison of velocities between teams. The most
important thing about a team's velocity is the stability of the velocity. This allows the team to predict what it can
Other meaningful metrics:
Defined stories over time, overlaid with completed stories
Defined customer tests overlaid with running customer tests
Number of unit tests tracked over time
Unit test coverage
The team's significant metrics are recorded on flip chart paper and hung in the team's open workspace.