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Evidence-Based Management (EBM)

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Definition of Evidence-Based Management

Evidence-Based Management (EBM) is an empirical and agile approach that helps organizations with the continuous improvement of:
  • Customer outcomes
  • Organizational capabilities
  • Business results
Therefore EBM involves measuring performance, setting goals, conducting experiments and adjusting strategies based on the information obtained. In this way EBM helps organizations consider the best available evidence to make decisions on ways to improve.

EBM in brief

  • Helps organizations use empiricism in the pursuit of their goals
  • Helps organizations understand what is valuable
  • Helps organizations better determine their progress towards their goals
  • Helps organizations in forming hypotheses and measuring outcomes
  • Helps organizations in inspecting and adapting goals based on those outcomes

Background Information

EBM was developed collaboratively by, the Professional Scrum Trainer community, Ken Schwaber and Christina Schwaber. Want to know more? Download the Evidence-Based Management guide here.
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