In response to this:

Very dubious about that management dashboard. Many years ago I worked for large company and they had this thing about drawing graphs of tests completed versus tests to be done. The managment, all ISO9001’d to the hilt, seemed to think that this gave them a metric of how complete the software was.

It didn’t. It gave them a measure of how many tests the developers thought necessary and had done. There was no neutral 3rd party testing department doing systems integeration testing from the specs. You need to make sure you’re measuring the right thing.

If you are writing formal unit test doco’s and so on, you may as well measure it, but you need to make sure you’re doing “proper” testing as well.