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Measure Outcomes - A New Process Goal

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We recently released the 5.2 version of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit, and in that release we added three new process goalsIntake WorkOrganize Metrics, and Measure Outcomes.  The focus of this posting is the Measure Outcomes process goal, the goal diagram for which is posted in Figure 1.

 

Figure 1. The Measure Outcomes process goal diagram (click to enlarge).

Measure outcomes process goal

The Measure Outcomes process goal describes potential improvement outcomes, or improvement goals, and suggests potential metrics to measure progress against those outcomes. Disciplined Agile doesn't prescribe what to measure, that would be naive because every team is unique with its own priorities and desired outcomes. 

All of the potential outcomes in Figure 1 are important.  However, you will want to focus on a subset at any given time, and that subset is likely to evolve as your improvement focus evolves. Context counts. 

 

 

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Posted by Scott Ambler on: July 22, 2021 12:00 AM | Permalink

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I like the three new process goals. Question and suggestion.
Question: Is there an updated DAD graphic that includes the three new process goals under the Ongoing process category?
Suggestion: Add to the DA Browser DAD-level or higher information, such as a the DAD graphic and descriptions Inception, Construction, etc.

@Daniel, have you seen https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/microsites/disciplined-agile/goal/processgoals.jpg ? It's on the process goals "landing page" at https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/process/introduction-to-dad/process-goals

Thank you, Scott. I had not looked there. I had looked under the posters (https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/posters, which still has the prior version), and I thought that it might be good to include in the DA Browser.

This is minor, but the three additional process goals added to the graphic were done in a different font than the other process goals.

I appreciate the DA tool kit continues to expand and add additional value.

Thank you

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