Metrics Framework Editor
When implementing any metrics program, an organization must decide upon a well-defined set of process metrics that they will collect. Without precisely-defined metrics, data collected by individuals cannot meaningfully be consolidated and analyzed at the team level.
For high-maturity processes inspired by TSP(SM), these definitions include:
Choosing a particular set of size metrics and process phases will result in a unique metrics collection framework, which can be used in the planning and execution of a team project.
For convenience, the open source Process Dashboard includes a metrics collection framework that can be used out-of-the-box to support high-maturity teams. However, the Process Dashboard can support custom metrics collection frameworks for organizations that need this functionality.
Creating a Metrics Collection Framework
To create a custom metrics collection framework:
Great care should be taken in the creation of a new metrics framework, since many aspects of the framework cannot be changed once a project has been created. For more advice on the construction of an effective metrics framework, see the Team Users Manual.
Upgrading a Metrics Collection Framework
In the past, organizations that created their own custom metrics collection frameworks were required to refresh those frameworks each time a new version of the dashboard was released. This task is no longer necessary; teams will enjoy the full benefits of each new version simply by upgrading to version 2.2 or later of the dashboard.
Sharing a Metrics Collection Framework
Once you have created a metrics collection framework and used it as the basis for a team project, others may need a copy of that framework if they wish to create a similar project in another Team Dashboard, or if they wish to join such a project.
If you are able to view the reports on your own computer, you can locate the metrics collection framework file by taking these steps:
If you are a coach, process mentor, or other individual and you need to use a metrics collection framework created by someone else, ask that person to visit this page and follow the instructions above. When you receive the metrics collection framework ZIP file, save it into the directory where you installed the Process Dashboard (for example, C:\Program Files\Process Dashboard). Then you will be able to create and join projects that use this framework.
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