EffectivenessΒΆ

Context:
  • someone else (or yourself) discovers that the achieved result is not as high as the target was defined to be
Problem:
  • either the result is too low or the target definition to high
Forces:
  • circumstances
  • definition of the target (attributes ~ SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTimely)
Solution:
  • analyze the impact of the circumstances

  • analyze the quality of the target definition

  • if the circumstances and the target definition do have an impact that excuses the decreased/low effectiveness: explain which circumstances are relevant or which target definition attributes are relevant and why they do impact the effectiveness

  • if the circumstances and the target definition do not have an impact that excuses the decreased/low effectiveness: - analyze if you “Do the right things.”:

    • no: change your methodology!

    • yes: you can try to compensate the lack of effectivness

      by increasing the efficiency

Resulting context:
 
  • you have to argue either way
  • try to increase the efficiency applying the pattern efficiency