When implemented correctly, a metrics program provides a reliable system of measurement that can help align IT with the business. This research note discusses a step-by-step approach which includes:
- How to design custom metrics.
- How to measure metrics properly and interpret results.
- How to use metrics to target areas for improvement.
- Implementation strategies and pitfalls.
Understanding what good metrics are for is important, but proper implementation of IT metrics is far more critical to success.