LondonBeefBake™ Test

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Does your project pass the LondonBeefBake™ Test?

Occasionally, I struggle to convey to others how the lack of being able to eyeball the end state (FMO Future Mode of Operation), understand the input (materials and labour both specified and costed in the solution) or fathom the activities (what . . when . . how . . where . . who . . predecessor . . successor . . duration) will threaten success (time, cost, quality and safety . . benefits and satisfaction) as terms such as “Vision Statement . . Blueprint . . Benefits Profiles . . Product Breakdown Structure . .” are confusing to those not so conversant. So, I use the “how can we get this project to pass the LondonBeefBake™ Test?” approach.

Reference the London Beef Bake Recipe attached:
No picture (Blueprint) of the end state (FMO Future Mode of Operation), then how will we know that we have built is what is expected – a fail. Remove the picture from the recipe, fancy your chances?
No input (materials and labour both specified and costed in the solution), then how will we know what to source and how many it will service – a fail. Remove the ingredients from the recipe, fancy your chances?
No activities (campaign . . plan) for what . . when . . how . . where . . who . . predecessor . . successor . . duration, then how will we know what we have to do – a fail. Remove the steps one through seven from the recipe, fancy your chances?
We are left with only the “secrets of success” (our previous knowledge having kind of done it before perhaps and were we successful on that occasion) – a fail. Remove experience, fancy your chances?

I have used the LondonBeefBake™ Test, it works…(someone even suggested using the SpottedDick™ Algorithm but that was a step too far).

Does your project pass the LondonBeefBake™ Test? If projects were designed using the basic principles of a recipe then there would be a huge step change in their success for sure…

“…if you haven’t got the time to get it right first time then where are you going to find the time to fix it…” Bob Garcia

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