Obstacles to decision making in Agile software development teams
I often look at metrics research and discuss the connections between metrics and decisions. In the "old days" managers were concerned with these issues, but now it seems that with the Agile world the decision-metrics are often a part of teams' work.
This paper discussed what kind of decisions teams make and what the obstacles for making the decisions effectively are. For example, one of the obstacles is the fact that collaborative decision making prevents experts from having their voice heard...
Recommended reading for those who often wonder why some metrics are better for decisions than others.