Accuracy and precision

They’re not the same.

Precision brings granularity to measurement. You can drive around 50 miles an hour, or you can drive 54.7 miles an hour with precision.

But accuracy is how we describe doing what we intended to do. Driving in the wrong direction with precision isn’t much help, when accuracy in describing the goal would have been a better plan.

Most organizations spend their time on meetings about precision, instead of taking a few cycles to choose to be accurate instead.