The ETMC is constructed from the fundamental phases and
levels defined in POET.
For the phases, we can consider the Methods being executed
and the Culture that exists while they are executed.
For the levels, we can consider the Artefacts being used and
produced and the (technical) Environment used to use/produce them.
To help to focus the mind when considering the Methods and
Culture used, the grey text in the background suggests different disciplines that
are going on. This information can be considered in terms of:
Transformational Disciplines (Pink,
such as Project Planning & Management, Change Management and Requirements
Structural Disciplines (Blue,
such as Configuration Management, Analysis & Design, Implementing, Testing
Other Disciplines (Grey, which
tend to operate on both Transformational and Structural Information)
To help to focus the mind when considering the Artefacts and
the Environment used, the grey text in the background suggests different types
of Artefacts that exist. This information can be considered in terms of:
Transformational Information (Pink,
corresponding with the Methods that may utilise them such as Project Planning
& Management, Change Management and Requirements Management)
Structural Information (Blue,
corresponding to the Methods that may utilise them, such as Configuration Management,
Analysis & Design, Implementing, Testing and Deploying)
The ETMC can be used in two specific ways. Point in Time
assessment and post project reviews.
Point in Time Assessment
In addition to the detailed maturity measures Pragmatic
supplies, the Enterprise Transformation Maturity Canvas™ (ETMC) is perhaps a
more pragmatic way of beginning to think about and assess an Enterprises
maturity with respect to its Transformation capability.
The ETMC can be used by printing and sticking these large
sheets to a wall, or it can be done online, with people remotely collaborating
using a web based tool.
Initially attendees are invited to place yellow post-it
notes on the canvas with their names written on them to indicate in which areas
they believe they work. Attendees are then invited to place different coloured
post-it notes on the canvas with comments, indicating:
Green - Things which people think are good.
Red - Things which people think are bad.
Orange - Suggestions for improvement (a positive way of saying something
To concentrate the mind attendees can be asked to consider
projects they have worked on in the past or are currently working on, and think
about what is good or bad about HOW those projects executed.
Post Project Reviews
This of course means that the ETMC could also be used in the
future as a method for executing post project reviews, where the emphasis is
not so much based on what people did or did not do, and critiquing them, but
focussed on HOW things were done and critiquing the Methods Artefacts, Culture
and Environment used. As well as being a much less confrontational approach,
this approach is much more useful as the focus is on improving the system
people work within rather than the people in the system.