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The three building blocks of Project Intelligence

The Qvest Project Success Grid is set up to let you map the project intelligence for a given project. For that purpose, the grid is divided into three sections. In each section, you will find three feature cards. When you click on each feature card, you can explore the data further.

Stakeholder commitment is a prerequisite for project success

The first section of the Project Success Grid is called Commitment. This is because your project success depends on your stakeholders’ commitment. At Qvest, questions are the currency we use to measure commitment. The data you get in the three feature cards concerning commitment is based on the question and answer flow between your Qvest participants.

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 The three features in the Commitment section are ActivityMindset, and Key stakeholders.

The Activity card will show you how much your different stakeholder groups contributed to the Qvest, measured by the number of questions and answers.

The Mindset card will show you whether your different stakeholder groups were inactive, reactive or proactive in relation to the Qvest project. A group is considered proactive when the stakeholders ask more questions than they answer. Similarly, a group is considered reactive when the stakeholders answer more questions than they ask, and active when they ask and answer the same amount of questions. When a group neither asks nor answers any questions, the group is considered inactive.

The Key stakeholders card will show you where your key stakeholders (and potential project ambassadors) are located.

Connection measures interactivity in a Qvest

If there is one thing that can single handedly move human beings from reactivity to proactivity, it is interactivity. That is why we have devoted a whole section in the Project Success Grid to Connections among Qvest stakeholders.

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The second row, Connections, presents features detailing: DistributionInteraction, and Network.

The Distribution card will show you how the questions were distributed among the different groups and stakeholders in your Qvest.

The Interaction card will show you details about the question and answer flow between the groups (the strings in the network).

The Network card combines the first two - the groups and their interaction - in the Qvest Network. The network is a map of how the different groups in your Qvest interacted with each other.

The pulse of your stakeholders’ communication

The Communication section differs from the other two sections in the Qvest analytics panel in that it focuses on the question and answer content, and thus on the qualitative aspects of your Qvest data.

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In the Communication section, you will find the Highlights, Focus, and Themes features.

The Highlights card will show you the keywords used by your Qvest participants.

The Focus feature uses the question words (why, how, when etc) used by your participants to generate a specific Question Profile for the group. The Question Profile shows whether your group of stakeholders is focused on Experience, Purpose, Process, or Result.

The Themes feature helps you create an overview of your stakeholders' main interests. All you have to do is drag and drop your questions into themes, and name the themes accordingly.

Mapping the path to project success

The visualizations in the nine Project Success Grid cards show you your specific project risks and opportunities. The details of the Commitment, Connections, and Communication sections plot a powerful data-driven path to project success.  

More information on the features in the Project Success Grid:

How to Understand Commitment

How to Understand Connections

How to Understand Communication

 

Pia Lauritzen

Pia Lauritzen, Co-founder and Chief Methodologist at Qvest. Pia is the inventor of the Qvest method. She has a PhD in Philosophy and has spent the last 20 years researching and writing about the nature and impact of questions.

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