Project Manager Interview - Metrics Followed in Project Management

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Manager Interview Questions on Metrics Followed in Project Management

Describe in a point wise manner what are the metrics followed in project management?
Answer : Most of the metrics sets deal with a variation of these attributes and are chosen to help project managers gain insight into PPP ie product, process and project. 

  • product (size, software quality, rework)
  • process (rework, software quality) 
  • project (effort, schedule). 
Citing below is a broader classification :-

Project Management Metrics

Milestone metrics
  • Number of proved requirements per milestone
  • Number of milestones
  • Controlling level metrics.
Risk metrics
  • Probability of the requirements validity
  • Probability of resources availability
  • Application risk metrics
  • Risk indicators  such as long schedules, excessive paperwork, error-prone modules, excessive time to market, unused or unusable software, unanticipated acceptance criteria, hidden errors, excessive schedule pressure, low quality, cost overruns,  canceled projects, creeping user requirements, inadequate cost estimating
Workflow metrics 

  • Traceability metrics
  • Walkthrough metrics
  • Variance metrics
Management database metrics 
  • Data quality metrics
  • Visualization level
  • Safety and security metrics
  • Management data complexity
  • Data handling level (performance metrics)
Controlling metrics
  • Structure of control elements
  • Tool application level
  • Size of control elements
  • Documentation level

Quality Management Metrics

Customer satisfaction metrics
  • Characteristics structure metrics
  • Characteristics size metrics
  • Empirical evaluation metrics
  • Data presentation metrics
Review metrics
  • Review dependence metrics
  • Number of reviews in the process
  • Review structure metrics
  • Review level metrics
  • Review resources metrics
Productivity metrics
  • Performance metrics
  • Actual vs. Planned metrics
  • Productivity vs. Quality metrics
Efficiency metrics
  • Actual vs. Planned metrics
  • Resources behavior metrics
  • Time behavior metrics
  • Quality assurance metrics 
Quality evaluation metrics
  • Measurement level
  • Error prevention metrics
  • Data analysis metrics

Configuration Management Metrics

Change control metrics
  • Dependencies of changes
  • Size of change
  • Change interval metrics
  • Revisions metrics
Version control metrics
  • Data handling level
  • Releases metrics (version architecture)
  • Number of versions per customer
  • Number of versions
  • Version differences metrics

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