Manage and store measurement data, measurement
specifications, and analysis results.
Storing measurement-related information enables
its timely and cost-effective use as historical data and results. The
information also is needed to provide sufficient context for
interpretation of data, measurement criteria, and analysis
|Information stored typically includes the
- Specifications of measures
- Sets of data that were collected
- Analysis reports and
Stored information contains or refers to other
information needed to understand and interpret the measures and to assess
them for reasonableness and applicability (e.g., measurement
specifications used on different projects when comparing across
Typically, data sets for derived measures can
be recalculated and need not be stored. However, it may be appropriate to
store summaries based on derived measures (e.g., charts, tables of
results, report text).
Interim analysis results need not be stored
separately if they can be efficiently reconstructed.
Refer to the Configuration Management
process area for more information about establishing a configuration
Refer to the Establish
the Organizationís Measurement Repository specific practice in the Organizational Process
Definition process area for more information about establishing the
organizationís measurement repository.
- Stored data inventory
- Review data to ensure their completeness,
integrity, accuracy, and currency.
- Store data according to data storage
- Make stored contents available for use only
to appropriate groups and personnel.
- Prevent stored information from being used
Examples of ways to prevent
inappropriate use of the data and related information include
controlling access to data and educating people on the appropriate
use of data.
|Examples of inappropriate use of
data include the following:
- Disclosure of
information provided in confidence
interpretations based on incomplete, out-of-context, or
otherwise misleading information
- Measures used to
improperly evaluate the performance of people or to rank
- Impugning the integrity of