Measurement plays an important role in the improvement of processes in the organization, implementing CMMI. Most of the CMMI practitioners ask for the number of metrics that should be planned, monitored and controlled for process improvement. In this post we will talk about the quantum of metrics required for quantitative improvement.
Metrics management starts with the CMMI Maturity Level 2 and continues till the CMMI Maturity Level 5. The difference in the metrics management at different level is the depth of the Metrics Management and the tools employed for the same. The basic rule to select metrics is to identify the measurement that affects the most to the organizational growth and to the client.
At CMMI Maturity Level 2, Metrics Management is focused on the basic metrics like Schedule, Cost, Effort, Defects etc., this helps in laying down the foundation of Metrics Management at higher levels.
At CMMI Maturity Level 3, Metrics Management is expanded to include the metrics management at the organizational level.
At CMMI Maturity Level 4, Metrics Management lead to the Quantitative Management of metrics through statistical tools like Minitab etc. to have better control over the causes of variations.
At CMMI Maturity Level 5, Metrics Management enters the optimization/improvement phase by focusing on continually improving process performance through both incremental and innovative technological changes/improvements.
Want Measurement and Analysis training in your organization
DQS India, CMMI Authorised Partner, provides Measurement and Analysis training for better management of metrics in your organization. Metrics Training provides best practices to be followed while establishing Metrics Goals in the organization using GQM Matrix, use of tools in metrics data analysis, metrics data collection and storage, metrics reporting and communication.
We also help in establishing the organizational repository for Metrics Data, so that future project estimates can use them.
Training is delivered through highly qualified and experienced CMMI Consultants, who has multi years of experience in CMMI and other Quality Management Systems.