Assessment and Audit
One of the methods used in the assessment phase: Ishikawa Cause-Effect Fishbone Diagram
"Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable."
Whether conducting a maturity assessment for a business unit, setting up a new program office, or auditing an existing project, program or system, assessment services are essential to provide clarity on the reasons of failure -and success, and shed the light on the path to proper development.
Understanding the current status, versus the objective to produce the gap analysis is key for the success of any required improvements or greenfield establishments. The assessment provides the following key elements:
- Existing asset practices that should be preserved and maintained
- Missing practices to be acquired
- Counter-productive practices, often require change management
- Engagement Mandate
- Design Guidelines
Assessment engagements can take from 3 days to 3 months, based on the complexity and volume of business, diversity of disciplines, maturity of processes and flexibility of stakeholders.