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Inspecting Your ‘Project Chassis’ – A Step-by-Step Guide

A Step-by-Step Guide to Reviewing the Business Fundamentals of Your Project or Initiative

The video above will take you step by step through an analysis of your project’s 9 business fundamentals – what is collectively known as the ‘Project Chassis’.

The Chassis Inspection

This ‘Chassis Inspection’ is a systematic analysis of the business fundamentals of a project or initiative. For each of the 9 fundamentals, it first sets the context for and then poses a series of questions as the basis for analysis.

All the parts of the chassis are interconnected, so it is difficult to look at any of the fundamentals (e.g Business Need or Business Impact) in isolation. In total the ‘chassis inspection’ encompasses 45 questions.

Assessing Clarity & Alignment

The objective is to enable you to assess the level of clarity and alignment in respect of your project or initiative’s business fundamentals, as well as to identify those parts of the chassis that are likely to require attention.

This ‘chassis inspection’ is used in conjunction with the one-page ‘Project Chassis’ tool. It informs the process of:

  • Assessing the chassis for your project (either using the online analytics or in a pitstop)
  • Completing the chassis (filling out the various blank panels to define business need, etc.)

How to Use?

The video explores each of the Business Fundamentals one after another. If watched uninterrupted it takes almost 11 minutes.

However, we recommend that you pause the video to reflect on the answers to the questions presented for the various parts of the chassis.

Alternatively, you can jump to the Business Fundamental that interests you most. Simply click on the list icon (bottom right of the player window).

You can press pause at any point to give you more time to answer the questions on the screen.

You can adjust the speed of the video by clicking on the cog icon – bottom right of the player window.

Looking for a high-level overview of what the chassis and why it matters? – click here.

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