Evaluating a project against FTTM Best Practices

We assess teams prior to engaging. It is important to define the boundaries of the problem and understand root causes or barriers to fast cycle time.

This is a typical assessment map that we use during the interview process with selected team members and executives involved with product development.

Additionally, we use fastROI to understand the project economics and fastProject’s scheduleAnalyzer to analyze project schedules against our best practice model. These tools combine with 1:1 interviews to form the basis of information about potential problems and guide possible solution paths. Through this process we are trying to understand the reasons for the gap between the best practice framework and the desired performance.

Following are example assessment mindmaps.

Template question set for evaluating a team using FTTM Best Practices

Actual team assessment using template questions (blue indicates team responses)