On Measurement

December 12, 2005

So my boss walks into the room and slaps a print-out on the wall with some tape. It says:

Gilb’s Law: Anything you need to quantify can be measured in some way that is superior to not measuring at all. – (Tom Gilb)

Kent’s corollary: Any imperfect measurement can be abused during planning and decision-making by assuming a level of precision greater than what the measurement actually delivers.

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