Project governance is an oversight function aligned with the organization’s governance structure and encompasses the project life cycle. It provides the project manager and team with structure, processes, decision-making models, and tools for managing and controlling the project, while also ensuring the successful delivery of the project. Project governance is a crucial element, especially for complex and strategic projects.
The governance model defines, documents, and communicates custom and effective practices to provide a comprehensive method of controlling the project and providing periodic visibility at every level to ensure success. It contains a framework for making decisions; defines roles, responsibilities, and liabilities for the accomplishment of the project; and governs the effectiveness. The governance structure rolls up from the execution team all the way to executive management, defining the activities, reporting, escalation, and information flow.
At various levels, the teams look into specific sprint and project metrics to understand the progress and take corrective actions as necessary. These sprint-level metrics can include the velocity and burndown of each sprint.
Quarterly business review
Discuss growth escalation strategies
Highlight current success & goals
Align on desired outcomes for the coming quarters
Monthly steering committee
Coordinate and review project progress
Decision making on major impact items (if any)
Dentsuen sures customer satisfaction and concerns are recorded and addressed
Weekly project committee
Decide on objectives, plan, organization for the week
Make architecture decisions as needed
Review & act on project status reports
Demos the platform and features
Discuss and follow up on action items, including current sprint/boards/outstanding tickets
Monitor project progress
Apart from the sprint metrics, it is also essential to measure project and quality performance KPIs. Not only does this help to ensure the level of quality throughout the plan, but it keeps the team on track and prevents the project from going off the rails.
Challenges or changes occur throughout the duration of any project. Empowering the right people within your organization with the ability to track, measure, and pivot when a challenge is met is going to increase the likelihood that you come out of the project having met your goals and are satisfied with the result.
|Key Performance Measurement
|Unit of Measure
|# of testable requirements covered by test cases VS Total of baselined testable requirements
|# of valid Defects found VS Total of Test cases executed
|Defect Leakage to SIT/ UAT / Production
|Defects reported in Production VS Defects reported in Production + Defects reported by QA+UAT
|Valid Defects raised/Valid Defects raised Rejected defects
|# + %
|Complexity, LoC, Violations, Code coverage for the sprint