Doc Norton

Doc is a software delivery professional working to make the world of software development a better place. His experience covers a wide range of development topics. Doc declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise.

Author of Escape Velocity ( and a frequent and well-rated international speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and building great organizations. In his role at OnBelay, Doc is provided opportunities to realize his passion every day.

15:50 - 16:35

October 27 Day 1 - Track 4

Escape Velocity - Better Metrics for Agile Teams

Many Software Development Managers use velocity in order to plan their Sprints, but often times this metric doesn’t seem very useful. Looking for a better way to forecast when a new user story will be complete or how to gather data that actually helps your team?

Join Doc Norton as he briefly addresses some issues with velocity, looks at root causes for said issues, and then dives into other, better metrics.