DOING THE RIGHT THINGS AND DOING THEM THE RIGHT WAY
Processes and Methodologies
What is this component about?
It is the design, re-design, operation and continuous improvement of processes and methodologies that ensure a correct selection of initiatives (to do the right thing), a clean execution (to do things in the right way) and an appropriate measurement of the benefits provided to the business.
To identify and, if necessary, to intervene in any process or methodology that is exogenous to the project management life cycle and that is affecting the performance of organizational initiatives.
To function independently of any type of initiative, traditional, hybrid or agile.
WHAT SHOULD WE AT LEAST CONSIDER?
- Analysis of the types of initiatives that are being and will be developed in the organization.
- Generation of ad-hoc governance bodies.
- Design and re-design of processes and methodologies for initiatives selection.
- Design and re-design of processes and methodologies for initiatives prioritization.
- Design and re-design of processes and methodologies for the development of initiatives.
- Design and re-design of processes and methodologies for benefits and value measurements.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS PRODUCED
- Expands the traditional view of portfolio, program and projects to a view of initiatives.
- Generates autonomy no matter the way chosen to address the initiative (agile, hybrid, traditional).
- It generates a business standpoint, instead of a technical point of view, raising the level of the conversation.
- It creates synergy given that some components are reused.
- It allows strategic alignment and balance of initiatives.
- It allows the correct use of the resources of the organization.
THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES
- To confuse the concept of Initiatives with Projects or Programs.
- Not to consider benefits management when closing cycles.
- To have rigid cycles which do not allow to address all types of initiatives, traditional, agile or hybrid.
- Not to be aligned with the organization's budget cycle.
- Not to eliminate the initiatives that are not providing the expected outcomes.
- Not to generate efficient governances who are able to make correct and opportune decisions.