Metrics Quotes

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Peter F. Drucker
“What's measured improves”
Peter Drucker

Pooja Agnihotri
“Organizational structure and management style are those two factors that we always forget to analyze when the performance of our businesses goes down.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Pooja Agnihotri
“A discontent employee means not getting the results 100% and the loss of a company advocate as well.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

“This thrilled Zuckerberg, whose primary measure of the service’s success was how often users returned.”
David Kirkpatrick, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

Ken Poirot
“The Six Steps to Success: 1) Define Success 2) Devise a Plan 3) Execute and Overcome Adversity 4) Measure Results with Key Metrics 5) Revise the Plan 6) Work Hard”
Ken Poirot

“If you don’t collect any metrics, you’re flying blind. If you collect and focus on too many, they may be obstructing your field of view.”
Scott M. Graffius, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

“A good metric is a ratio or a rate. Accountants and financial analysts have several ratios they look at to understand, at a glance, the fundamental health of a company. You need some, too.
There are several reasons ratios tend to be the best metrics:
• Ratios are easier to act on. Think about driving a car. Distance traveled is informational. But speed—distance per hour—is something you can act on, because it tells you about your current state, and whether you need to go faster or slower to get to your destination on time.
• Ratios are inherently comparative. If you compare a daily metric to the same metric over a month, you’ll see whether you’re looking at a sudden spike or a long-term trend. In a car, speed is one metric, but speed right now over average speed this hour shows you a lot about whether you’re accelerating or slowing down.
• Ratios are also good for comparing factors that are somehow opposed, or for which there’s an inherent tension. In a car, this might be distance covered divided by traffic tickets. The faster you drive, the more distance you cover—but the more tickets you get. This ratio might suggest whether or not you should be breaking the speed limit.”
Alistair Croll, Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

Jonathan Hayashi
“When we look at the life of Jesus, we see that He didn’t draw large crowds for the sake of counting heads or logging attendance. He never gauged effectiveness by nickels and noses. Therefore, the goal of the church should not be to build a megachurch. The end goal is to build a healthy church with mature believers.”
Jonathan Hayashi, Ordinary Radicals: A Return to Christ-Centered Discipleship

Pearl Zhu
“Performance metrics are numbers in context, results related to the strategic goals of the business.”
Pearl Zhu, The Change Agent CIO

Jerry Z. Muller
“In the end, there is no silver bullet, no substitute for actually knowing one's subject and one's organization, which is partly a matter of experience and partly a matter of unquantifiable skill. Many matters of importance are too subject to judgement and interpretation to be solved by standardized metrics. Ultimately, the issue is not one of metrics versus judgment, but metrics as informing judgement, which includes knowing how much weight to give to metrics, recognizing their characteristic distortions, and appreciating what can't be measured. In recent decades, too many politicians, business leaders, policymakers, and academic officials have lost sight of that.”
Jerry Z. Muller, The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z. Muller
“To demand or preach mechanical precision, even in principle, in a field incapable of it, is to be blind and to mislead others," as the British liberal philosopher Isaiah Berlin noted in an essay on political judgement. Indeed what Berlin says of political judgement applies more broadly: judgement is a sort of skill at grasping the unique particularities of a situation, and it entails a talent for synthesis rather than analysis, "a capacity for taking in the total pattern of a human situation, of the way in which things hang together." A feel for the whole and a sense for the unique are precisely what numerical metrics cannot supply.”
Jerry Z. Muller, The Tyranny of Metrics

Molly Norris Walker
“The numbers should speak for themselves, but they don’t. Growth metrics are the misunderstood teenagers of the tech world with murky intentions.”
Molly Norris Walker, UX Design for Growth: How to optimize your product for customer conversion