The ETMC is constructed from the phases defined in POET
which constitute the Methods and Culture employed. Between these phases we see
the levels defined in POET which constitute the Artefacts being used and
produced along with the 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 types of work
that could be going on (such as Project/Change/Config Management, Requirements
Management, Analysis & Design, Modelling, Discovery, Building, Testing, etc).
In addition, Governance and Lobbying is suggested to be considered, Governance
from that phase to the next, and Lobbying from that phase to the previous
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 could exist. This information can be considered in terms of
structural information (and the Methods that may utilise them such as
Project/Change/Config Management, Requirements Management, Analysis &
Design, Modelling, Discovery, Building, Testing, etc) and in terms of
Transformational information (and the Methods that may utilise them, such as
Requirements Management, Project/Change/Config Management, Principles, Polices,
Standards, Targets, Metrics, Enterprise Debt)
There is also a place (shown in grey) where systemic or
general comments can be made that apply to more than one phase or level.
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 is bad).
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.