This is the tools and methods section of the RoyMoggBlog. Here you will find articles on methods and my research many of which will have examples and templates for you to download – I do this to share knowledge and generate new ideas from feedback – so if you have suggestions for improvement please reply (below) and I will see what I can do.
- Creating a Rich Picture - Royston
The aim of creating a rich picture is to develop an aid to understanding a complex situation and to create a means of communication this understanding between team members. Developing a rich picture is best done in a team context and the discussion about the elements of the problem between the members helps create a consensus of the important elements to consider. As well as this, discussing how to represent an issue pictorially within the context of the problem helps team members to evaluate, interpret and represent complex situations more completely.
- Doing a Feasibility Study - Royston
The best way to find out whether your project is feasible is to complete a Feasibility Study. This process helps you gain confidence that the solution you need to build can be implemented on time and under budget. So here’s how to do it in 5 simple steps...
- The Means-Ends Problem Solving Technique - Royston
MEA (Means-Ends Analysis) is an a approach that puts together aspects of both forward and backward reasoning in that both the condition and action portions of rules are considered when we decide which rules to apply. The logic of the process takes into account the gap between the current situation and the desired goal – where we wish to get to and proposes actions in order to close the gap between the two.
- The Project Audit Check List - Royston
Project Audit – A check List The primary purpose of a project audit is to find the reasons for apparent failings in the project process, and answer: * What is the current state of the project * Is the project going to deliver something useful that meets requirements? * Is the technical approach being used still appropriate * Is the business case still valid? * Is the project organised in an effective way * Is the project context hindering or helping progress * Are industry standard project processes being followed * Is the project following industry best practice development methods? * What should be changed to improve the project focus?
- SWOT Action Analysis a Work Shop Guide - Royston
SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats) is a simple but surprisingly effective technique to assess an organisations positioning and begin the process of turning general ideas for market growth into actionable activities.