I've been casting about though for things that I can measure with Mingle that tell me something about the higher level state of the project. Mingle easily gives us a clear picture of release and iteration progress, and obviously measuring velocity is then a breeze. But what about above that level? In particular, since we're working on a open-ended project, there's no ultimate finish line, so there's no firm 'distance yet to cover' in terms of either features or time. This is as much a project management question as a Mingle one, but I thought I'd see if anyone is using Mingle to ask useful questions at that level for such a project.
A couple I've thought of are:
- New tickets added to backlog vs tickets closed, example
- Rate of new defects vs new enhancements
Thanks for any input.