QUANTeer: How To Quantify Values
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QUANTeer: How To Quantify Values

About the Book

Quanteer: how to quantify values.

  1. Quanteer is a booklet of advanced and practical tools for 'quantifying the unquantifiable'. For quantifying the 'soft' value and qualities that most organizations merely express in nice-sounding words, like 'enhance agility', or 'radically improve security, and privacy'.
  2. Quanteer will enable you to quantify absolutely all critical organizational value-objectives, and product/service-qualities.
  3. This is a 'super-power' that most people are not trained in. It enables your projects to be managed rigorously, towards successful delivery of the key results you need.
  4. This is a major advance on simpler methods like OKR, in case you wondered. OKR is suitable for simple short-term planning, for which is was designed, like an employee personal planning, 2 weeks ahead.
  5. Quanteering is appropriate, and real-world proven (for example at Intel) for large-scale, complex, long-term, highly-competitive projects, like organizational improvement, space and military projects, UN Sustainability Goals (save the world from hunger projects), and for planning critical services and products for the international market. It has also proved highly successful for making startups succeed.


Quanteer: how to quantify values.

0.0 The One Page Quanteer Book.

0.1 Why is quantification useful ?

0.2 What are the barriers to quantification?  

0.3 what are the limitations of quantification?  

0.3 What are the applications of value quantification

0.4 Principles of Quanteering

Defining a Scale of Measure …

Stakeholder influence, Set of Scales, [Scale Qualifiers]

Deriving numbers on the scale of measure. Goals etc.

Estimating Future Levels of Value Quantities (Impact Estimation Table)

Rounding Off, Principles, Advice, Do Now, Warnings


About the Author

Tom Gilb
Tom Gilb

Tom Gilb has been consulting on management problems, for top management since 1962.  As a result he has developed and refined his own powerful methods for management planning. He has worked for many of these years with his son Kai Gilb. 

These methods are jointly called ‘Planguage’ – a Planning Language. They are unique in helping managers to think quantitatively about the qualitative aspects of their decisions. For example how to quantify ‘engineering productivity’, or general product quality?

Most of the consultancy work is done at the CTO level. Most of it is for technical multinationals, and some financial groups. Most of the work is for planning organizational improvement in productivity and quality (for 10,000 engineers for example). The rest is about big projects (like 1,000 engineers, $100 million).

Tom does not profile himself as a management consultant. In fact he  works at the grass roots of advanced engineering, systems, software, aircraft, IT, telecoms, electronics. 

This often leads to meeting top managers who appreciate his methods, and become clients. There is a well-documented successful spread of his methods at HP, IBM (CMM 4) and Intel (20,000 engineers trained there in his methods). Other interesting famous method-user organizations are Boeing, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Philips,  Ericsson, Nokia, Tata Consultancy, Microsoft, Equinor and many others, smaller and less famous.

Tom has been invited to lecture at dozens of  universities worldwide (including Berkeley, Stanford, London School of Economics, Imperial College). 

He has previously published nine paper books. The 2005 book is ‘Competitive Engineering’.  

He has spent 2 years  (2014-2015) working on his new book ‘Value Planning’, especially for top managers. Published initially on LeanPub 2016.

In 2018-2021 He produced about 20+ books digitally. Most at Leanpub, or Gilb.com

In 2020, long course length videos were made by Oslo Software Architecture (OSWA), based on the SEA Systems Enterprise Architecture book https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb508f8y_d0PqRZKPCVVVxQ,

And many long videos about the books were made by BCS SPA SG such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBhijqVWYA for the Sustainability Planning book.


BCS made: Value Requirements video 22 April 2020, 3 hours


and many other of my book videos are below this one on that site.

In 2012 he was made Honorary Fellow of the British Computer Society. 

More information, and many publications, at gilb.com.

He lives in Norway and London, and is both Norwegian (as of December 2015) and US Citizen (1940).

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