Many software projects still experience delays, exceed budget or fail to deliver the expected quality due to poor project management, often caused by a lack of information about the real status of the project. This is particularly problematic in agile projects with their dynamic team configurations, high number of iterations and short development cycle times. A key challenge to effectively and efficiently manage agile projects is to select and implement both the right product and process quality metrics. We develop a catalogue of 40 metrics covering different product and process quality criteria. The catalogue is then used to select and evaluate a specific set of metrics that are implemented in an agile software development project. Our preliminary findings show that while the combination of product and process quality metrics is important, more research into their interdependencies and selection criteria is needed.
Gruschwitz, Sebastian and Schlosser, Frank, "Towards an integrated model for managing product and process quality in agile software projects" (2012). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2012. 5.