Interpreting Reports

The Engine report will include various items you should be specifically aware of, like potential pitfalls you should be watching for, or personnel readiness issues for example; these are the areas upon which you should focus to ensure your project’s success.

Initiative Focus

The most important result in the report is the “Initiative Focus”, which is a ratio of activities that will need focus within your initiative. The value is split between the following three states:

  1. Ready (project readiness)
  2. Set (business operations), and
  3. Go (execution) values.

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The distribution of percentages shows where the best place is to get started on your initiative to address the root cause of risks to execution.

  • Ready indicates a need to measure operational capability. Your strategic initiative is only as good as your ability to execute it.
  • Set shows that you have enough capability, and some tuning of vulnerabilities needs to happen in operations to remove risk that will slow down/negatively impact the execution of the initiative.
  • Go means you are ready to move forward and your resources are best spent focusing on how you are going to do that.

Confidence

The confidence score indicates to what degree Engine is confident in the accuracy of this report. Higher numbers are better.

It’s an experimental feature that cross-references initiative type, your industry, time taken to answer each question, and behavioral movements while answering them using your device’s motion sensors.

Using confidence is optional, and can be turned off in your settings.

People, Process, and Technology

In any business initiative, there will be elements involved that include technology, the people that use it, and the way it is used. Engine represents this relationship as a set of percent values within an initiative’s total effort.

The values are displayed both as a total for the initiative, and as a plotted graph displaying the values for each answer given when originally creating the report.

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Each of Engine’s questions become progressively more specific as you run the report, so as a general rule the values above for questions answered in the second half of the report should be fairly representative of the average alignment score.