Do Classic Project Metrics Focus on Techniques and Tactics Rather Than on Outcomes?

TA June

In this month’s Trusted Advisor report, I take a look at what so-called “classic” project metrics are, how they might be defined, the consequences of the definitions, and how measures can be used effectively as part of assessing the outcome of a software development project.

Classic software metrics can be key inputs for projects that are focused on outcomes, but the metrics must be used appropriately in order to not skew the efficacy of the data. Proper use of metrics can provide clarity as to what is expected of project teams to meet the needs of end users.

The report is available for download on our website, but only for the next month for non-members! To read this report, and past reports, you can sign up for Trusted Advisor, our complimentary research service. Each month we produce a research report that answers a question submitted and selected by members of Trusted Advisor.

Do you agree with our assessment in the report? Does your IT organization utilize metrics?

Alan Cameron
Managing Director, DCG-SMS

Written by Alan Cameron at 09:08



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