POET is a framework and therefore is governed by EMMA for
its use and adoption. The three phases, as defined by EMMA, map to the six
fundamental phases of Transformation:
For each of the phases, we indicate (in green) the resources
required to execute it, and (in red) the resources that are being sought to
execute the next phase.
Evaluate - Measured in days.
Strategising - Why Should I
out the high level reasons why any other work should take place. It should take
less than 30 minutes to explain to a member of the C-Suite or senior Executive
and sets the domain of interest.
Roadmapping - Select Framework.
selects a framework to help with the domain selected, and performs a high level
evaluation of the Enterprises Maturity with respect to it in to determine what
work might be required to utilise it.
addition, at this point, it may also be decided that other sub-parts may
require improvement. If that is the case then those initiatives would begin
their own journey using EMMA with Strategising and “Why Should I Care?” and
would become sub initiatives.
Analyse - Measured in weeks.
¨ Initiating - Understand Framework Application
we do whatever is necessary to understand how to apply the Framework that has
been selected. This may entail reading books, attending workshops or training,
using a consultancy or any combination thereof depending on the Enterprise and
the individuals involved.
¨ Elaborating - Plan Rollout.
we use the framework to consider our maturity in detail. What level we are at,
what level we wish to attain, what the benefits are, and what actions need to
be taken in order to effect that increase in maturity.
Modify - Measured in months.
¨ Constructing - Develop Changes.
we use the contents of the framework to produce the things required to effect
the increase in maturity.
¨ Transitioning - Rollout Changes.
those things are rolled out into live operation.
The ultimate goal is to increase the effectiveness and
efficiency of the domain in question.
Do you periodically evaluate
your maturity with respect to the Frameworks your Enterprise has already
If not, how are increases
What “kicks off” this work?
Who is Accountable for it?
What overall process does your
Enterprise utilise to increase its maturity in how it effects Direction,
Operation, Transformation and Support?
Is it adequate?