You can record and monitor key project metrics, such as DPMO, ZBench, or CpK in an area of the Project Manager called Y Metrics. In some installations of Qeystone Tools, Y Metrics may not be available in the Project Manager.

Track your progress

By default, the y metrics table tracks DPMO (defects per million opportunities). As you enter values in the y metrics table, the values appear on the graph.

  1. In the Project Manager, double-click Y Metrics.
  2. In the table below the y metrics graph, add a row to the y metrics table to enter a measurement.
    1. Right-click the table and choose Add Row.
    2. Enter the date the measurement was taken.
    3. In the column of the variable that you are tracking, enter the measurement.
      The measurement appears as a symbol on the graph.
  3. Enter values for Baseline, Goal, and Stretch Goal.
    These values appear as horizontal reference lines on the graph.
  4. (Optional) Add milestones to the y metrics graph.
    1. In the task pane, click Milestones.
    2. In the Milestones dialog box, enter a name for the milestone and the date it was reached.
    3. Click OK.
      Milestones appear as vertical lines on the graph.
Y metrics graph

The y metrics graph shows the progress of your project in relation to a baseline and a goal. It can also highlight project milestones.

Track a different metric

You can use the y metrics graph to monitor other metrics, such as ZBench or CpK, throughout your project.

  1. In the Project Manager, double-click Y Metrics.
  2. Choose the metric to appear in the graph.
    1. In the task pane, click Metrics.
    2. In the Metrics dialog box, choose an existing metric or create a new one.
    3. Click OK.

Specify y variables to graph

You can compare the metrics for several y variables on the graph. For example, you can track the DPMO between two divisions.

  1. In the y metrics table, click Project Y and type the name for the y variable.
  2. To add another y variable, right-click the table, choose Add Column, and then type the name for the additional y variable.

Edit the y metrics graph

  • In the task pane, click Display, and then complete any of the following actions:
    Action Instructions
    Edit metrics Click Edit Metrics and then select the metric to appear on the graph. You can also add, edit, or delete a metric.
    Change the angle of a milestone label Choose a Label Angle that makes the labels easier to read.
    Edit milestones Click Edit Milestones, and then select the milestones to appear on the graph. You can also add, edit, or delete a milestone.
    Show or hide reference lines or variables Check or uncheck the reference lines or the variables
  • To save, print, or copy the graph, double-click the graph and then complete any of the following actions:
    • Click the Save button Save button to save the y metrics graph as an .htm file, a .jpg file, or a .bmp file.
    • Click the Print button Print button to print the y metrics graph.
    • Click the Copy button Copy button to copy the y metrics graph.
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