Last updated Feb 14, 2022

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What are metric thresholds?

A metric is a quantifiable measure of behavior observed and collected from your systems, tools, and processes. Metrics provide data points that help you track and assess the performance of your processes, products, and teams.

A metric threshold is the defined value which the metric must fall over, under, equal, or not equal to, in order to be satisfied as a scorecard criterion. You can think of a metric threshold as a limit set to convey a healthy status. In Compass, metric thresholds are defined in the scorecard criterion. This threshold doesn’t appear on the metric itself, nor the components the metric is displayed on. The threshold is displayed on a scorecard with a metric criterion defined in the component details view, and on the scorecard itself.

The metric thresholds as criteria on a scorecard

Metric thresholds are defined when you create a scorecard with a metric criterion or edit a scorecard to add metrics. Thresholds consist of a metric selected, an operator (less than, greater than, etc), and then the value. The unit is taken from what’s defined on the metric itself.

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