Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More PM Insights: Good Info On Managing Project Metrics

Another good post with great info: Good Info On Managing Project Metrics, this time from raven's brain:

The folks over at Journyx Project Management blog referred me to some excellent information on metrics via Max Wideman's article managing project metrics. Wideman provides a solid definition of the term metrics - ""Metrics" are nothing more than "A theory or system of measurement" and isn't that what we are supposed to have been doing on projects all along?"- and discusses how often in project management we need more info and get lost in what to look for. Wideman suggests we track things such as:
  • Scope containment
  • Quality of deliverables
  • Duration
  • Cost
  • Risks
  • Effort
  • Productivity
  • Stakeholder involvement, including project team

Read more Raven Young's post: http://ravenyoung.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!17376F4C11A91E0E!4123.entry

Read more of Max Wideman's post:http://www.maxwideman.com/musings/metrics.htm

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