The purpose of Measurement and Analysis (MA) is to develop and sustain a measurement capability that is used to support management information needs.
The Measurement and Analysis process area involves the following:
Specifying the objectives of measurement and analysis such that they are aligned with identified information needs and objectives
Specifying the measures, data collection and storage mechanisms, analysis techniques, and reporting and feedback mechanisms
Implementing the collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of the data
Providing objective results that can be used in making informed decisions, and taking appropriate corrective actions ...