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Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis

Technical Note
This report presents guidance for adapting and completing an indicator template--an SEI-developed tool to describe an indicator's construction, interpretation, and how it can be best utilized.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571979.v1

Abstract

Organizations often do not achieve the potential benefits of a sound measurement program due to the inconsistent construction and interpretation of indicators derived from measurement data. This technical note presents guidance for adapting and completing an indicator template-a tool the Software Engineering Institute has developed to precisely describe an indicator-including its construction, correct interpretation, and how it can be utilized to direct data collection and presentation and measurement and analysis processes. An indicator template can help an organization to define indicators, or graphical representations of measurement data, which describe the who, what, where, when, why, and how for analyzing and collecting measures. This technical note defines each field of the indicator template, provides example inputs, and shows how the template may be used in the context of a process improvement effort that uses the Capability Maturity Model Integration framework and/or Goal-Driven Software Measurement.

Cite This Technical Note

Goethert, W., & Siviy, J. (2004, September 1). Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024). Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571979.v1.

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Goethert, Wolfhart, and Jeannine Siviy. "Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis." (CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571979.v1.

W. Goethert, and J. Siviy, "Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024, 1-Sep-2004 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571979.v1. [Accessed: 18-May-2024].

Goethert, Wolfhart, and Jeannine Siviy. "Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571979.v1. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Goethert, Wolfhart; & Siviy, Jeannine. Applications of the Indicator Template for Measurement and Analysis. CMU/SEI-2004-TN-024. Software Engineering Institute. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571979.v1