# Effectiveness¶

Context: Problem: someone else (or yourself) discovers that the achieved result is not as high as the target was defined to be either the result is too low or the target definition to high circumstances definition of the target (attributes ~ SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTimely) 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 you have to argue either way try to increase the efficiency applying the pattern efficiency