- Data analysis is not a silver bullet by itself. However, if applied correctly it can produce results. The litmus test is to see how programs (a) compare to themselves post-analytics and (b) compare to other programs.
- Applying something willy-nilly is not recommended.. remember there is a difference between "measures of performance" (which are usually well-defined and measurable) and "measures of effectiveness" (which may be more subjective). A whole approach is needed to bring together entire systems.
- Additionally there are many variables at work, for example: play calling, mental preparation, game day fitness, etc.
"...Of course, the whole problem is that military systems aren’t just one vehicle. We don’t have just one tank fighting itself. There’s lots of vehicles involved, lots of men involved trying to work together as a team..." - Mike Muuss, 50 Years of Army Computing: From ENIAC to MSRC