Measures of Success in Agile Businesses


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Which statement about output and outcome measures is TRUE?

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1. If a clothing retailer pulls a report that indicates that sales go up on days where rain is in the forecast, the retailer's data could best be described as a:

2. Gross sales, average age of the consumer, and colors of clothing purchased are all examples of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the differences between the outcome and output measures that can be used to measure success in agile businesses. With these assessments, you'll answer questions on topics like the relationship (if any) between output and outcome measures and a term for a sample report that links two unlikely things.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to know about these points when you take the quiz:

  • Term associated with colors of clothing purchased, the average age of the consumer and gross sales
  • Best way of explaining an output measure that changes dramatically without a change in outcomes
  • Type of data reported through charts, spreadsheets and graphs

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of outcome measures and how they could be connected to output measures
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term for a connection between a boost in clothing sales and a weather event and an explanation of an output measure that changes drastically without any change in outcomes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the kind of data that's best for reporting through graphs, charts and spreadsheets

Additional Learning

To learn more about reporting data, consider the lesson Measures of Success in Agile Businesses. Here are the main topics the lesson explores:

  • Output measures for the example of a nonprofit organization that helps ex-offenders reintegrate into society
  • Identifying outcome measures that provide information about an organization's ability to stay consistent with its agile principles
  • Importance of supporting claims about potential outcomes