Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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This document is a guidebook for conducting a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic MAID evaluation. The MAID method is a criterion-based evaluation method that is used to assess the quality of an organizations data and the information generated from that data. The method is organized into four phases 1 Collaborative Planning, 2 Artifact Evaluation, 3 On-site Evaluation, and 4 Report Results. Using the MAID evaluation criteria as a guide, a MAID team systematically studies and evaluates an organizations measurement and analysis practices by examining the organizations data and observing how the data is manipulated during its lifecycle, from the collection of base measures to the information provided to decision makers. The outcome of a MAID evaluation is a detailed report of an organizations strengths and weaknesses in measurement and analysis.
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