Applicable quote to Earned Value Management

Applicable quote to Earned Value Management

While I was doing some research for my book, I came across an excellent quote by Bill Hewlett.  Do you think your boss understands this quote?

“You cannot manage what you cannot measure…and what gets measured gets done.”
— Bill Hewlett, Hewlett Packard

4 Replies to “Applicable quote to Earned Value Management”

  1. Anjel, I stand corrected. Could both Deming AND Hewlett be paraphrasing William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (Lord Kelvin)?

    “If you can measure that of which you speak and can express it by a number, you know something of your subject; but if you cannot measure it, your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory.”

    If I am to include a quote in a book, I want to site the correct source.

  2. Anjel, I stand corrected. Could both Deming AND Hewlett be paraphrasing William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (Lord Kelvin)?

    “If you can measure that of which you speak and can express it by a number, you know something of your subject; but if you cannot measure it, your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory.”

    If I am to include a quote in a book, I want to site the correct source.

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