Metrics in Large-Scale Agile Software Development: A Multivocal Literature Review

  • Renato Menezes UFRPE
  • Marcelo Marinho UFRPE
  • Suzana Sampaio UFRPE


Software development is widespread across various sectors. As large-scale projects increasingly adopt agile development practices, there arises a need for metrics to enhance team coordination, promote continuous improvement and monitor progress. This discussion focuses on the current state of metrics for large-scale agile software development, outlining the reasons for their adoption and showcasing the achieved results. The analysis involves a comprehensive literature review, exploring grey literature. A catalog of metrics applicable to scalable agile projects is presented, featuring examples such as ‘Velocity’, ‘Business value per effort’, and ‘Defect rate’.


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MENEZES, Renato; MARINHO, Marcelo; SAMPAIO, Suzana. Metrics in Large-Scale Agile Software Development: A Multivocal Literature Review. In: CONGRESSO IBERO-AMERICANO EM ENGENHARIA DE SOFTWARE (CIBSE), 27. , 2024, Curitiba/PR. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2024 . p. 106-120. DOI: