“What you cannot measure, you cannot control” is a hackneyed phrase, but there is truth in it. This is also true for software development. In the end, the process of creating software is so multifaceted and at the same time difficult to understand that even minor flaws in the measurement system will inevitably affect the quality of management.
Learning from mistakes is good. It is especially good when you learn from the mistakes of others, and not from your own. And while speaking of innovations, this is especially true, because according to statistics, out of 20 innovation projects, one succeeds at best.