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Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • SEI Identifier: CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035
  • Type: Technical Report
  • Topics: Measurement and Analysis
  • Description: This 2010 report is a guidebook for conducting a Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic (MAID) evaluation.

Abstract

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 organization’s 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 organization’s measurement and analysis practices by examining the organization’s 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 organization’s strengths and weaknesses in measurement and analysis.

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SEI

Kasunic, Mark. Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9669

IEEE

Kasunic. Mark, "Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9669

APA

Kasunic, Mark. (2010). Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035). Retrieved July 29, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9669

CHI

Mark Kasunic. Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9669

MLA

Kasunic, Mark. 2010. Measurement and Analysis Infrastructure Diagnostic, Version 1.0: Method Definition Document (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-035). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9669