Measuring Up to Metrics: How I Became A Missourian

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Measuring Up to Metrics: How I Became A Missourian

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Posted August 1, 2005 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Benchmark Review


The state of Missouri is often referred to as the "Show-Me state." Its epithet is traced back to Missouri Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who in an 1899 speech said, "Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." Vandiver may have unwittingly been the father of metrics.