Metrics Functions for Kanban Guards (paper)
I've been recommended this paper to read by a colleague. First I was rather skeptical to it - no automation, conceptual framework. However, after I've read the paper I realized that these ideas are actually quite easy to implement.
What I like about this paper is the "Lean thinking" in the context of software development. Measuring "design debt" is also a very solid and good idea. I'll try to use that myself in my research projects - I hope to write a post on how it went after a few months (yes, months, it will take time to set things up).