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Nominal Scale

A scale on which information is displayed in categories without any specific order. Usage Notes: Typical scales include: Blue, Green, Yellow Fruits, Vegetables Cars, Trucks Only the most simple operations, such  Full Article…

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A measurable value that an entity strives to achieve. Usage Notes Targets are used to guide activity. A target is a single value. A range of acceptable values is expressed  Full Article…

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The acceptable level of departure from a target. Usage Notes Tolerance is usually expressed using the same unit of measure as the target– or some percentage of the target. As  Full Article…

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A metric that can be used to judge underlying activity. Usage Notes There are three types of indicators: leading indicator, lagging indicator and coincident indicator Indicators are metrics that can  Full Article…

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A single value obtained by direct measurement, or calculated using several other constituent values. Usage Notes “Total Sales” is a metric that directly measures the quantity of sales in a  Full Article…

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Coincident Indicator

An indicator that accurately represents current activity. Usage Notes Coincident indicators are often called real-time indicators.

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Leading Indicator

An indicator that predicts future activity. Usage Notes Leading indicators are difficult to design and, typically, require historical information to validate.

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To reduce the uncertainty of a value using a standardized unit of measure. A value or a metric. Usage Notes Measurement is not perfect. There will always be some sort of  Full Article…

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A measure of how quickly an entity is impacted once an event occurs. Usage Notes Quantitatively, velocity is expressed using a unit of time (days, hours, minutes, seconds or some sub-second measure). Qualitatively,  Full Article…

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Likelihood (Mathematical)

The hypothetical probability that an event that has already occurred would yield a specific outcome. Usage Notes Unlike probability, mathematical likelihood is used to evaluate past events. Historical Notes Formerly,  Full Article…

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A measure of the chance that an event (or set of events) will occur expressed on a linear scale from 0 (impossibility) to 1 (certainty). Usage Notes: Sometimes, probability is expressed  Full Article…

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Ordinal Scale

A scale on which information is displayed in order of magnitude because there is no standard of measurement of differences. Usage Notes: Typical scales include: High, Medium, Low Hot, Medium,  Full Article…

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