Save £12 Million every year > Save £3 Million every quarter   
The Big Agile Toolkit: no Dogma, no Bias, no Accreditation, no Exams & no Fees   
 Projectivity Productivity for Projects  Projectivity Productivity for Projects   Agile Lifecycle Introduction   Agile Lifecycle Introduction

The Projectivity index is a measure of your organisational project performance and will be used to determine how well a project delivers when compared against all other projects within the organisation.

Remember, by the time your organisation is ready to implement the Projectivity index, it has achieved a great deal. It has introduced processes to standardize the delivery of high performance projects, built high performance teams and improved overall project performance. Your organisation will be amongst the very highest performers worldwide in terms of project delivery success. So, let us look at how we determine your Projectivity and how we use this against The Projectivity index.

The Projectivity of a project is established by determining the rate of profit that a project is providing to the organisation. This rate of profit is calculated very simply indeed. What we are trying to establish is how well the project has delivered the benefits we required. But we are using a measure that allows us to compare this against all other projects in our organisation.

We look at the cost performance of the project by establishing its rate or profit. We determine this by calculating the profit. This is the true benefit realised from the project. Then we divide this result by the amount of investment the organisation has provided. In this way, we are seeking to establish how well the project funding was deployed and what was the performance of the investment. This helps us to determine how successful the project investment was and how well that payback was achieved.

The calculation for the Projectivity value used to compare against other projects within The Projectivity index is performed to make sure that you are comparing like project successes with like project successes and that the projects are properly demonstrating agile projectivity. Trying to compare unlike agile projectivity is PseudoSuccessusAgileProjectivitism and the calculation to avoid this rather lengthy worded challenge is as follows.

Benefits realised minus the Investment Made. This result is divided by the Investment Made.
(Benefits - Investment Made) / Investment Made
Example One:
(Benefits of £450,000 - Investment Made of £130,000) / Investment Made of £130,000 = Projectivity Value of 2.46
Example Two:
(Benefits of £450,000 - Investment Made of £230,000) / Investment Made of £230,000 = Projectivity Value of 0.96
Example Three:
(Benefits of £450,000 - Investment Made of £330,000) / Investment Made of £330,000 = Projectivity Value of 0.36

The Project Mathematics
The Toolkit uses a list of approx 550 US companies to establish metrics for the number of agile projects. In our experience a large organisation will have between 200 and 400 projects per year which can be run agile. Medium companies will have less, say 80-120. Take the mean numbers 100 & 300 and do the mathematics. If we say our organisations have between 100-300 projects per year, take the mean again 200 and multiply by the number of medium and large organisations in the target country. However we use a list of approx 550 companies (all large). For this we take the mean of 200 and 400 projects per year which is 300. This means a total of 165K projects. In my experience about 40% are already using some mix of SCRUM, Lean, DSDM, XP and so on. that is 66K projects trying out agile and 165K projects that can do it more efficiently.


 Projectivity Productivity for Projects     Projectivity Productivity for Projects   Agile Lifecycle Introduction    Agile Lifecycle Introduction

Glossary:     a  »   b  »   c  »   d  »   e  »   f  »   g  »   h  »   i  »   j  »   k  »   l  »   m  »   n  »   o  »   p  »   q  »   r  »   s  »   t  »   u  »   v  »   w  »   x  »   y  »   z

#personas  »   #artefacts  »   #archetypes  »   #patterns  »   #change  »   #personas  »   #increasingoutput  »   #reducingvariation  »   #improveefficiency  »   #abstraction  »   #predictionandcontrol  »   #management  »   #organisations  »   #socialnetworktheory  »   #failfast  »   #quality  »   #waste  »   #complexity  »   #learning  »   #adapt  »   #inspect  »   #improvement  »   #models  »   #complexadaptivesystems  »   #informationflow  »   #sytemsthinking  »   #butterflyeffect  »   #unpredictability  »   #chaos  »   #emergence  »   #emergentbehaviour  »   #distributedcontrol  »   #continuousimprovement  »   #complexityscience  »   #gametheory  »  
 Agile In 6 Steps    |    Projectivity    |    Instant Agile    |    Risks    |    Auditing Agile Projects 
Big Agile Toolkit Book (Amazon Japan)   |   Big Agile Toolkit Book (Barnes and Noble)
Buy the Big Agile Toolkit Book   |   Buy the Big Agile Toolkit Kindle eBook
The Projectivity Index


The Big Agile Toolkit

 SPADE: Successful Pragmatic Agile Delivery Everytime™ 
Topic: 442  Page: 210/444  Progress: 47.3%
 About    |    Author 
Follow @BigAgileToolkit

This content can be copied to third parties for personal use if you acknowledge the source of the material with website URL ( and Twitter hashtag (#BigAgileToolkit).
In all other cases, no part of bigagiletoolkit or associated text or website may be copied reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without prior permission in writing from the author.
Agile Project Governance for Cost Conscious Companies™

All rights reserved.