Applications Project Management Implementation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.4)
Part Number E20384-04
This chapter contains the following:
What's the difference between effort-based, amount-based, and percentage-based performance measures
What happens if I use period-to-date amount-based measures for large projects
Performance measures that are based on effort hours are effort-based. Examples are, actual spent labor effort and actual spent equipment effort.
Performance measures that are based on currency values are amount-based. Examples are, actual revenue and actual raw cost.
Performance measures that are based on percentages are percentage-based. Examples are, actual margin percentage and actual nonbillable cost percentage.
KPIs that are percentage-based can be tracked at the task, resource, and project levels.
Period-to-date amount-based measures use the same threshold values for all phases of the project. This may result in a spike in the key performance indicator (KPI) values if the amounts used to calculate the KPI values vary widely throughout the project. To avoid this problem, consider using different sets of threshold values for amount-based KPIs defined in small and large projects.