Measurements and Metrics

10 Steps to Collect Project Metrics

PDF document with ten steps to collect project metrics.

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics [OUSD (AT&L)]. The SEI’s core purpose is to help others make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities.

College of Performance Measurement

The College of Performance Measurement (CPM) was originally established as the Performance Measurement Association and became the first PMI college in 1999. The College of Performance Measurement (CPM) mission is to facilitate the development and exchange of Earned Value Measurement (EVM) standards practices among global PMI components.

DataNet Quality Systems

DataNet Quality Systems makes statistical process control software for monitoring and measuring manufacturing processes and then provides the intelligence to help managers correct processes and improve overall quality. Visit our site for a free 60 day trial and also a free demo to explain how to best use the software.

Mean, Standard Deviation, etc.

This website helps to determine the mean, standard deviation, etc. Alternatively you can use the bulk input form. This is particularly useful if you already have the data on your computer in a form that would allow you to “Copy and Paste” it. This form also allows you to enter up to 1024 points.

Medical Devicelink

This site contains an article entitled Using Project Management Metrics as a Tool to Achieve Product Development Objectives by Richard Rosen.

NNH Enterprise

The goal of this web site is to address the ways that Earned Value can be applied to the basic tools of Project Management, including C/SCS, Work Scope Definition, Scheduling, Resource Allocation and Budgeting, Status Monitoring, Management Reporting, Program Control, and Corrective Action. Application of a Performance Measurement System and the Earned Value Technique is delineated.

Performance Institute

The Performance Institute is a private, non-partisan think tank seeking to improve government performance through the principles of performance, competition, accountability, and transparency. Based in Washington, D.C. and San Diego, the Institute serves as the nation’s leading authority and repository on performance-based management practices for government.

Practical Software And Systems Measurement

Practical Software And Systems Measurement (PSM) is sponsored by the Joint Logistics Commanders Joint Group on Systems Engineering. PSM provides Program Managers with objective information needed to successfully meet cost, schedule, and technical objectives on software-intensive projects.

Project Auditors

Looking for information on quality and metrics? See our Project Quality Audit web page.

Project Management Metrics

Short article by Bill Cattey.

Product Development Insight

Article – “Using Project Development Metrics as a Tool to Achieve Product Development Objectives” by Richard Rosen.

Six Sigma – The International Society of Six Sigma Professionals

Founded in 1997, ISSSP grew rapidly during its incubation period and officially launched in October 2001. ISSSP is committed to the advancement of education, research and implementation of the Six Sigma methodology through resources in live, print and electronic media. ISSSP enhances the knowledge of its diverse community of members while maintaining a high level of ethics, professionalism and standards within the Six Sigma community.

Software Development Online

Laurie O’Connell’s “Management Metrics” article.