Develop and sustain a measurement capability used to support management information needs.


Establishes organizational expectations for aligning measurement objectives and activities with identified information needs and project, organizational, or business objectives and for providing measurement results.


The Measurement and Analysis process involves the following activities:

    • Specifying objectives of measurement and analysis so that they are aligned with identified information needs and project, organizational, or business objectives
    • Specifying measures, analysis techniques, and mechanisms for data collection, data storage, reporting, and feedback
    • Implementing the analysis techniques and mechanisms for data collection, data reporting, and feedback
    • Providing objective results that can be used in making informed decisions and taking appropriate corrective action

The integration of measurement and analysis activities into the processes of the project supports the following:

    • Objective planning and estimating
    • Tracking actual progress and performance against established plans and objectives
    • Identifying and resolving process-related issues
    • Providing a basis for incorporating measurement into additional processes in the future

The staff required to implement a measurement capability may or may not be employed in a separate organization-wide program. Measurement capability may be integrated into individual projects or other organizational functions (e.g., quality assurance).

The initial focus for measurement activities is at the project level. However, a measurement capability can prove useful for addressing organization and enterprise-wide information needs. To support this capability, measurement activities should support information needs at multiple levels, including the business, organizational unit, and project, to minimize re-work as the organization matures.

Projects can store project-specific data and results in a project-specific repository, but when data are to be used widely or are to be analyzed in support of determining data trends or benchmarks, data may reside in the organization’s measurement repository.

Measurement and analysis of product components provided by suppliers are essential for effective management of the project’s quality and costs. It is possible, with careful management of supplier agreements, to provide insight into data that support supplier performance analysis.

Measurement objectives are derived from information needs that come from the project, organizational, or business objectives. When the term “objectives” is used in this process area without the “measurement” qualifier, it indicates either project, organizational, or business objectives.

Entrance Criteria:

  • Need for organizational Measurement and Analysis

Exit Criteria:

  • Organizational Measurement and Analysis

Process and Procedures:

Tailoring Guidelines:

Using Online-PMO’s Measurement and Analysis process and procedures, organizations can tailor the process to fit their organization or choose to purchase Measurement and Analysis practices rather than developing them.

Process Verification Record(s):

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  • Results of data integrity tests
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  • Data analysis reports
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  • Percentage of measurement objectives addressed
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  • Schedule for collection and review of measurement data
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