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definition-Rate

Definition:

“Rate” refers to the defined speed, with which a defined task, is carried out, per defined unit-of-volume worked on.

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Concept Number: *139
English Master: Rate
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none

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Type

Metric

Domain: Systems-Engineering


Examples

The Optimum-Checking-Rate for Product-Value-Requirements, at Division ABC, by experienced engineers was 0.3 pages (of 300 non-background words) per hour, last year, on average.

This is merely a structural example not a fact!

Notes

1. Rates can be set as Process Standards. This implies that adjustment of rates of Work towards more effective or optimum, rate-Levels is a thing that can be “learned” statistically, by an organization, in order to improve their own Work-Processes.

2. The most important rate, for Effectiveness in identifying Major-Defects, is the Optimum-Checking-Rate. This is the best speed for Checking a management or Engineering specification, including the time needed to Check it with respect to all prior related specification, and to all official Standards for writing the specification.
This rate can usually be observed to be in the range 1±0.9 Logical-Pages (of 300 non-background words) per hour of analysis. This is the rate that gives the greatest Major-Defect-finding Effectiveness.

“I”ve always believed that when the rate of change inside an institution becomes slower than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight. The only question is when”.

Jack Welch, “Jack: Straight from the Gut”, [Welch01] p. 432


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This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.

Created by system. Last Modification: Thursday 11 of July, 2019 20:10:15 CEST by Admin (Kai).
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