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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Example Metrics

Retrospective metrics help project leaders assess whether the project was effectively managed and may be used to calibrate processes for generating predictive metrics.

A few retrospective schedule metrics are:

  • Actual durations compared to planned schedule

  • Number of new unplanned activities

  • Assessment of estimation accuracy

  • Performance to standard estimates for standardized project activities

Retrospective resource metrics include:

  • Actual budget compared to planned budget

  • Total project effort

  • Life-cycle phase effort percentages

  • Late project defect correction effort as a percentage of total effort

  • Added staff

  • Staff turnover

  • Variances in travel, communications, equipment, outsourcing, or other expense subcategories

Retrospective scope metrics ...

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