Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jurgen's scorecard index

When there's a good idea, share it. And so, I come to Jurgen Appelo's "Scorecard Index"

The banal part
Following the usual -- and not unusual -- prescription, Appelo does these things
  • Defines a objective, even qualitative if necessary
  • Defines a metric to go with the objective
  • Sets performance boundaries 
  • Measures frequently enough
  • Makes the results easy to interpret

The clever part
But then, he normalizes all the data, converting normalized values to percentages, and displays them in a pipeline grid.

Pipelines per se are not unique, and normalized data has been around forever, but it's the combination of all the banal with the clever that makes it work:

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