What’s ROP ? It’s a valuable concept for Project Managers, Change Managers and Business Analysts. “Return On Project” is all about efficiency and effectiveness: categorizing the most common causes of wasted resources in the life-cycle of a project, you will be able to reduce them and consequently improve ROP (…and your career too…).
Please refer to: http://meetingofideas.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/rop-return-on-project-the-humble-beginning-07/ for my first Post about ROP – a sort of introduction.
Today I talk about: “2) Too many ‘Not-yet-in-Production’ (that is, not yet ‘usable’) COMPLETED features”
The existence of too many ‘Not-yet-in-Production’ (that is, not yet ‘usable’) COMPLETED features means that significant resources have been spent for implementation, but no outcome is visible to the client and to other project stakeholders.
The rule is: if it’s not in Production, it doesn’t exist…
There is also a big chance that the client changes idea about (a completed but no yet in Production) feature: “This feature is not necessary any more, just forget about it.” – a royal pain in the neck, isn’t it? Continue reading