Let’s forget EA for a moment. Let’s consider something that we
already know - PRINCE2 - a Project Management Framework. You can substitute
PRINCE2 here for any other framework that you know of - Six Sigma, MSP, LEAN -
the idea here is the same.
Here we identify the things that PRINCE2 claims to achieve.
It aims to increase our maturity (Effectiveness and Efficiency) with respect to
Project Management. Adopting PRINCE2 is not about doing
Project Management - it is about how we do
So, can we achieve all these things without utilising a
Project Management framework like PRINCE2? The answer is, yes of course we can.
If we have experienced Project Managers and they are allowed to execute their
role in the way they know to be efficient and effective they would have no
reason to adopt PRINCE2.
If we do get the mandate to utilise PRINCE2, will utilising
it guarantee we will achieve these things? The answer is of course No. If our people
are not given adequate training and time to understand it and/or if they are
then driven to execute their role in ways that they then know are ineffective
and inefficient then PRINCE2 adoption would fail.
So when seeking the mandate and resources to adopt PRINCE2 we
would have to say - If we don’t it doesn’t mean we will fail and if we do it
doesn’t mean we will succeed.
So why would we adopt PRINCE2?