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Benchmarks and Assessments

Our Benchmarks and Assessments are designed to find the single most important item that will improve your project performance. These benchmarks and assessments are for both individuals and organizations to improve one thing and make it an established habit. Our Benchmarks and Assessments focus on providing for a gradual improvement verses wholesale upheaval. We have 8 different benchmarks and assessments:  1) Value Portfolio Optimization, 2) Project Resolution Benchmark, 3) Decision Latency, 4) Environmental Appraisal, 5) Single Project Appraisal, Modernization Appraisal 6) Good 7) Sponsor Appraisal, and 8) Good Mate Appraisal. 

1.Value Portfolio Optimization 

Our Value Portfolio Optimization is a forward thinking and predictive visualization of the value of your software investments. By focusing your project portfolio on value, our service frees your organization to create value. Our Value Portfolio Optimization offers the following benefits:

  • High Returns on Investment
  • More Innovations
  • Greater Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Reduced Project Overhead 

For more information go here

2. Project Resolution Benchmark

The Project Resolution Benchmark, a self-service instrument that offers the following features: The Project Resolution Benchmark uses a three-step method to help benchmark your organization against similar organizations on the basis of size, industry, project mix, types and capability. Project Resolution Benchmark offers the following benefits:

  • 3 improvement suggestions
  • Increased project value
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Organizational comparisons

For more information go here or watch video: https://youtu.be/cRPOPMhycrs

3. Decision Latency Benchmark

The root cause of poor project performance is slow decision latency. The Dezider tool helps you measure and improve decision latency.  Dezider will first measure your decision latency. Once you have a baseline; you can then continuously reduce the time between issue and decision. You can also reduce meeting time and use the time for more productive activities.  The benefits are:

  • Reduce Decision latency
  • Shorter meetings
  • Decision documentation
  • Higher productivity/lower costs

Dezider is part of the premium membership, for more information go here.

4. Environmental Appraisal

Environmental Appraisal measures 50 skills that discern your company’s capabilities for carrying out and finishing a project successfully. These 50 questions are rolled up into 10 environmental principles with both a skill maturity level and a comparison of other organizations.  The Environmental Skills Appraisal is part of the premium membership as a standalone benchmark but is also part of Value Portfolio Optimization. Project Resolution Benchmark, single Project Appraisal, and Modernization Appraisal. This multi-use benchmark offers the following benefits:

  • 3 improvement suggestions
  • Maturity Skills Level
  • Organizational benchmark
  • Greater employee satisfaction

Environmental Appraisal is part of the premium membership, for more information go here.

5. Single Project Appraisal 

Single Project Appraisal is an easy way to predict and assess the critical elements of an individual project to improve the chance of your project providing value to the organization. You will learn from a single project appraisal engagement the individual project success rate with a similar project. The assessment includes:

  • Higher chances of Success
  • Overrun percentages
  • Success factors
  • Stress factors

This service is offered by special proposal, please contact Jennifer Lynch: jennifer@standishgroup.com

6. Modernization Appraisal 

Modernization Appraisal is 3 Single Project Appraisal for the same project.  In this engagement, The Standish Group compares three approaches to modernizing an application, replacing an application with a package, rewriting an application and modernize) in place. The assessment for each approach includes:

  • Higher chances of success
  • Success factors practices
  • Overcome stress factors
  • Value optimization

This service is offered by special proposal, please contact Jennifer Lynch: jennifer@standishgroup.com

7. Good Sponsor Appraisal

The Good Sponsor Appraisal measures 50 skills that promote helpful habits that lead to a valuable project outcome. These 50 questions are rolled up into 10 principles with both a skill maturity level and a comparison of other organizations.  There are two versions of the Good Sponsor Appraisal: organizational and individual. The organizational appraisal is used in the Good Sponsor Influencer course. The individual is used in the Good Sponsor Crash and Mentor Courses. This benchmark offers the following benefits:

  • Acquisition of good sponsor habits
  • High retention of project sponsor skills
  • Confidence in sponsors ability to sponsor projects
  • Higher chances of success

For more information go here: http://www.standishgroup.com/store/

8. Good Mate Appraisal

The Good Mate Appraisal measures 50 skills that promote helpful habits that lead to a better team relationship. These 50 questions are rolled up into 10 principles with both a skill maturity level and a comparison of other organizations.  There are two versions of the Good Mate Appraisal: organizational and individual. The organizational appraisal is used in the Good Mate Influencer course. The individual is used in the Good Mate Crash and Mentor Courses. This benchmark offers the following benefits:

  • Higher team productivity
  • Better team relationship
  • Improved team culture
  • Higher chances of success

For more information go here: http://www.standishgroup.com/store/