Portable Number Format
Metrics aren’t just numbers – they have precision, units of measure, types, links to other resources, and form sequences.
Operational metrics aren’t as simple as they might first appear.
But with careful design, it’s possible to use a common yet flexible format for the representation of these metrics.
PNF is our generic and extremely powerful way to describe the essential attributes of any organisational metric.
It shows you:
- How the metric is quantified – its units of measurement and values
- How the metric is qualified – the things to which it relates, both formally and informally, along with any reference data
- The origin of the metric – its part in a sequence
- The history or audit trail of the metric