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Posts by Derek Huether

How to Define Metrics to Reach Better Business Outcomes

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I often find most organizations think the more metrics they have, the better off they are.  Sound familiar?  To the contrary, collecting metrics data takes time.  If the metrics being reported on are not really valuable, then that time spent collecting data is all wasted time.  So, the following is not intended to be an […]

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Leading and Lagging Indicators

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When attempting to attain an objective or key result, people often refer to key performance, leading and lagging indicators. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know the difference and how to use them to their benefit. This post should provide some clarity to the differences. What is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Indicators are statistical values to […]

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An Introduction to OKR: Objectives and Key Results

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Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is a popular leadership process for setting, communicating and monitoring goals and results in organizations on a regular schedule, usually quarterly. The intent of OKRs is to link organization, team and personal objectives in a hierarchical way to measurable results or outcomes, focusing all efforts to make measurable contributions. Why […]

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Enterprise Agile PPM Tools

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Why do companies use Agile PPM tools? Organizations have a wide variety of motivations for using agile project portfolio management (PPM) tools. One key reason can simply be the desire for their teams to collaboratively plan. Other key reasons include the desire to prioritize and track work on a synchronized cadence, while providing visibility of […]

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Process Cycle Efficiency (PCE) Metric

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What is Process Cycle Efficiency? Process Cycle Efficiency, also known as “Flow Efficiency” or “Value Add Ratio,” is a measurement of the amount of value-add time in any process, relative to lead time (the time between the initiation and completion of a production process). The higher the ratio, the more efficient your process. This metric […]

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