-- Eliot A. Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesman, and Leadership in Wartime in Command in Air War: Centralized Versus Decentralized Control of Combat Airpower, Michael W, Kometer, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Air University Press, June 2007.
When we speak of strategy, we must consider it a hypothesis that can be tested by experiment. These tests produce Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance, Key Performance Parameters, and Technical Performance Measures resulting from the work activities of the project employes to implement the strategy.
Each of these measures is derived from the performance of the work. But each measure starts with the definition of the needed capabilities that result from the project in support of the strategy. Project success can only occur when strategy and implementation are connected through these measures. Otherwise project success is limited to measuring cost, schedule, and technical performance of the product or service.