Process Metrics: Measuring the Input/Effort that Leads to Results

Breaking down goals into day-to-day routines

Great companies are able to break down the impressive results they target all the way into day-to-day, often routine or even mundane activities. E.g.

Process metrics

In the short-term of a sprint (one or two weeks, depending on the department), it makes most sense to measure these process metrics, as a leading indicator to say if “are we putting in the effort”. E.g.

The way of the athlete

As Matt Tucker of Koan said on the Silicon Valley Momentum Podcast, this represents the way of Olympic athletes: prepare for big matches by putting in the hours of training every day, good or bad weather, whether you feel like it or not, and trust that this will lead to great results.

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