The ability to measure and create useful metrics is an essential skill for all leaders. This course will teach you the ins and outs of measurements, exploring why you should measure, why you do measure, and what to measure.
Many IT professionals want to take the leap into IT management. One of the necessary skills is a firm understanding of metrics and measurements. In this course, Managing IT: Metrics and Measurements, you'll learn why you should measure and specifically what you should and should not measure in practice. First, you'll explore critical success factors (CSFs) and key performance indicators (KPIs). Then, you'll gain the knowledge of various metric cascades, hierarchies, and categories. Finally, you'll delve into assessments, reports, and dashboards. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have strong knowledge of the importance of taking measurements and setting metrics, as well as the ability to complete ten toolkit templates.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Kevin Miller. I am the founder and principal consultant of Delta Technology where we are opening IT to change. Welcome to my course, Metrics and Measurements in the Managing IT series at Pluralsight. If you were looking to break into IT management, you'll need to know how to measure performance and set metrics. Obtaining this knowledge will set you apart from your peers and show everyone you are ready to take the leap. In this course, we are going to cover critical success factors and key performance indicators. You'll learn the differences between them and how they connect to each other in the grand scheme of things. We'll also cover assessments. I'll teach you what to assess, how to assess it, and how to track your progress over time. Everyone needs a way to visualize their measurements, so we'll review the importance of reports and dashboards and when you should use each. Before this course is over, I'll provide 10 toolkit templates for you to start using in your job right away and demonstrate how to use them. By the end of this course, you'll know why we should measure, why we do measure, and what we should measure. This will give you an advantage in the ultra-competitive IT management job market. I hope you'll join me on this journey of learning how to properly use metrics and measurements in the Managing IT series at Pluralsight.