McLean, VA, April 15, 2016 (Newswire.com) – Jeff Rumburg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetricNet, presented Session 407, ‘The Diagnostic Power Of Metrics’, at the Annual HDI Conference in Orlando, FL on Thursday April 14. The standing room only crowd was captivated as Mr. Rumburg shared a series of illustrative case studies that demonstrated the diagnostic power of metrics. “The old saying “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is particularly true in service and support, where effective performance measurement is a prerequisite for effective decision making.” said Jeff Rumburg. “Despite their importance, most managers are unaware of the critical role – beyond mere measurement – that metrics can and should play in service and support.” The key to using KPIs diagnostically is to understand their cause-and-effect relationships. JEFF RUMBURG, MANAGING PARTNER Those interested in this presentation can find a copy of the slide deck on MetricNet’s website. In the presentation, MetricNet reveals how successful support organizations use KPIs to track and trend performance over time, benchmark their performance, identify performance gaps, diagnose the underlying drivers of performance gaps, prescribe actions to improve performance, and take steps to optimize their performance. “The key to using KPIs diagnostically is to understand their cause-and-effect relationships.” said Rumburg. “MetricNet, because of its ongoing relationship with 1000s of service and support organizations worldwide, is intimately familiar with the key correlations and diagnostic capabilities of metrics. This understanding is crucial for IT managers who wish to build a metrics-based competitive advantage in service and support.” Mr. Rumburg is the winner of the 2014 Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award, and has served on HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of MetricNet, LLC, where he is responsible for global strategy, product development, and client engagement delivery. As a leading expert in benchmarking andreengineering, Mr. Rumburg authored a best selling book on benchmarking, and has been retained as a benchmarking expert by such well-known companies as American Express, Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, and IBM. If you would like more information about benchmarking your service and support functions, please visit https://www.metricnet.com or e-mail MetricNet at info(at)metricnet(dot)com. About MetricNet MetricNet is the global leader in IT service and support benchmarking. More than half of the FORTUNE 500 rely onMetricNet benchmarks to improve and optimize their performance. MetricNet is the first, and still the only company to offer downloadable service desk and desktop support benchmarks from their website. With a global benchmarking database of more than 3,700 IT service and support benchmarks, MetricNet has the most comprehensive database of process and performance metrics in the industry.