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Track Strategy Metrics With KPIs

It is hard to understand if a business is doing well without metrics. We need to know if a Position or a Procedure is adding value with qualitative as well as quantitative information. There are quite a few data collection tools to choose from, but the problem is that the data is away from actionable insights. Decisions should be simple and straightforward to observe and address.

Our goal is to make Strategy easier to execute, so we are adding the ability to push metric data to your positions and Strategy Procedures. You can create items using an API and post directly to your Position. You can go into a Position, Strategy or Story and start creating KPI metric data.

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KPIs to Track Your Business Metrics

Currently, we support two types of KPIs Charts: TimeSeries and KeyValue. A time-series KPI tracks updates over time that can then be aggregated. Think of it as the number of emails sent per day. A KeyValue can represent an aggregate over time. Think of it as the total number of emails sent or the error rates.

KPIs are useful for ensuring that your processes and people are as effective as possible. Giving a person the data they need to work effectively makes them better at their job. Seeing the KPIs for a process shows you where the bottlenecks are. Tracking OKRs and Sprints through KPIs become more productive because you can start pushing data that lets you see if what you are doing is effective.

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Starting a company is hard work! There is so much to learn and do and much conflicting advice on how to build an ideal company. As the world goes through dramatic changes, we need more Visionaries and Entrepreneurs attacking hard problems. These include tackling Climate Change, Income Inequality, and making humanity a spacefaring civilization. For this to happen, we need more people starting businesses, and these businesses need to become efficient. This is why we built opsZero Strategy.

Strategy helps design an organization's Vision, Positions, and Strategy. Getting these three things right allows a company to be lean and effective. Further, tracking each of these components with Key Performance Indicators also lets you understand where problems are within your organization, allowing you to fix the right issues.

First, Strategy helps you think through your Vision. A good vision coalesces an organization, so every single person knows what their shared goals are. It also communicates to your customers and partners what you stand for. Build and share your Vision with the world.

Second, we live in the 21st century, where humans and machines meld together each on doing a portion of a task. Define the Positions you need, whether a People, Process, Product, Crowd, or AI. Ensure that every part of the pipeline is being tracked. Define each Position's role, responsibility, and key performance indicators to help figure out who is doing fantastic as well as figuring out the bottlenecks.

Lastly, define Strategy using the Business Model Canvas, Competitive Strategy, Value Chain Analysis, Objectives and Key Results, and Sprints. These Five things allow you to tackle your business from, well, defining what it is to providing the weekly projects that enable you to create value.‍

Our Vision is Ideas Deployed Faster to Advance Humanity. One of the best ways to advance humanity at the moment is to apply software to hard problems. However, we understand that software and building software is still a special skill that few organizations have expertise in. Further, building software and dealing with code deployments are still a huge pain. We wanted to solve this problem and make building software available to everyone.

Serverless Computing solves a lot of the low-level problems of infrastructure like managing hosting, security, and reducing the cost of running code. Serverless simplifies the deployment of code while also making code smaller and easier to maintain software. We believe that Serverless allows us to create code at scale using an Elastic Workforce to build the software while providing Intellectual Property protection, security, and scalability.

opsZero Serverless provides this platform. We crowdsource the creation of serverless apps while working hard to ensure quality, deployments, and worker management. This allows anyone anywhere to have software built quickly. We are starting with the creation of code for AWS Lambda on the Python3 Runtime deployed with the Serverless Framework.

We hope that Primitive will lead to a Cambrian explosion of software that can help solve humanity's hardest problems and create a new generation of entrepreneurs.