Performance measurements can kill your efforts to bring Agile to your organization

Dave Nicolette has written a simple but really insightful piece on why performance measurement should be done with care and at the team level if you want an Agile team to gel and succeed.

The bottom line: measure what your team produces and let them decide who is not worth to stay in the team anymore.

Ricardo Semler in his book Maverick” touched the same subject, his approach: measure the performance one level higher than the people you are supposed to measure, this way you get people to work together for the company instead of people fighting each other in fruitless political wars.

In any case, performance measurement, if done wrong, can kill any efforts to bring Agile to your organization.