Introducing the beard quotient

Throughout a project, the PMO should record the project’s beard quotient, calculated as the total number of unshaven faces divided by the number of males on the project. Actually, to avoid any possible mis-interpretation, the total number of male unshaven faces divided by the number of males on the project. (This qualifier saves the possibility of a quotient over 100%.)

I’m not sure what the quotient means yet, but I’m convinced it is correlated to the RAG (red/amber/gren) status (it may even be a predictor of future RAG). Any suggestions?

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One Response to “Introducing the beard quotient”

  1. Dick Turpin on March 26th, 2008 21:40

    Beards may be a short term measure, but if you want something more longer term, look at babies. The number of babies conceived and delivered (maybe even educated, depending on the duration of the project) says a lot too ….about something, I’m sure. One project I was on had a ‘magic’ chair for a couple of years. Woe betide anyone who sat on it (or, indeed, used it as an artificial aid to fertility).

    DT

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