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