The series is for you that use capability based methods, and not for method or framework builders.
An important question for any method or artifact is, how do you define success? This is especially important in this case where knowledge about the capability secret is likely to change the perception of what a capability is and what a capability can and should be used for.
How do you evaluate methods?
We are using a work oriented quality model where the benefits of using the idea of capability takes precedence of the qualities of the capability model. See the The dirty little capability secret: A quiz for more information.
The success criteria is designed to be neutral, balanced, evidence based, and pragmatic. It helps in situations where method developers provide different techniques and they all say “trust me…”. What about trusting yourself and your knowledge about your own work with others?
The success criteria is neutral with respect to capability methods, just ask yourself…
Figure: An illustration of the central parts of the Work Artifact Quality Model.
The success criteria represents a shift …
The success criteria adds value in at least the following situations:
Equipped with the knowledge of the The dirty little capability secret and the quality model, you can to evaluate your capability models and methods.
Stay tuned and Enjoy!
Anders W. Tell
Figure: An illustration of the Work Artifact Quality Model with shifts.
Anders is a Strategic Interweaver and Architect with international experiences on all levels, United Nation, EU, global, regional and national (standardisation) organisations, as well as national state agencies.