Prototyping is the process of quickly creating a working model (a prototype) to test various aspects of a design, illustrate ideas or features, and gather early user feedback. Prototyping is often treated as an integral part of the system design process, because it is thought to reduce project risk and cost. Often, one or more … Continue reading Prototyping

Creating Action and Deployment Plans

Communication and use of the assessment results require careful interpretation and discussion amongst the core deployment team. Identified gaps and opportunities for improvement may indicate places to avoid for early adoption until fundamental and systematic changes can be implemented (e.g., establishment of a process management system or establishment of a measurement system). On the other … Continue reading Creating Action and Deployment Plans

Assembling the Results of Assessment

A typical readiness assessment is conducted by a team of two or more assessors with a goal of deriving an objective and unbiased expert characterisation of an organisation based on the information collected. Consensus between assessors is critical to drive out error and bias and fully examine all points of view. Generally a documented body … Continue reading Assembling the Results of Assessment

Planning Essential for Assessment Success

Planning for an assessment will be gated by the scope and context of the initiative and the organisation. Most readiness assessments involve either interviewing or surveying of a cross-functional and/or cross-organisational group of people. One way to envision the survey/interview population is by imagining a diagonal slice of the organisation. Given this view, the company … Continue reading Planning Essential for Assessment Success