Management Fix: Process Indicators Definition

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This week’s “Process Indicators Definition” could be a controversial one.
By definition, a performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity (such as projects, programs, products, and other initiatives) in which it engages.
(additional resource at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_indicator)
The controversy comes from the act of defining indicators to understand what is going on. Indicators are never perfect, they are a fragment, an expression of reality. Every indicator promotes a group of behaviors. Assure you define first the behavior and only then the indicators to leverage them.

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This MngtFix has been mentioned in relation to a number of MngtBugs such as…
“Lack of Focus”,
“Lack of Accountability”,
“Lack of Process Goals and Metrics”,
“Unrealistic Goals”,
“Lack of a Result Indicators”,
and of course “Lack of Process Indicators”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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