Evidence Gathering, Maturity Matrix

SubFocus Level 1 - Limited Level 3 - Basic Level 5 - Advanced
Working on the Right Pursuits Researchers may be assigned to multiple pursuits, but these typically are disconnected and not mutually supportive Researchers are assigned to product categories and pursuits are assigned within the category - typically still disconnected Each researcher has multiple promising avenues of pursuit within his or her expertise, each mutually supportive
The decision whether or not an R&D pursuit is still viable is made at the project level, based on periodic assessments Certain individuals stand back from the fray and decide on a transactional basis which pursuits have the greatest potential Each experiment or study is designed to test whether we're advancing in the best R&D pursuit
Working Together Towards a Common Pursuit Researchers seek to optimize their stand-alone contribution to the research effort Special departments or individuals look across the disciplines to ensure consistency of results Researchers routinely seek confirmation of their own findings outside their home disciplines
Maximizing Useful Evidence from Each Study Researchers pursue a build-it-and-they'll-come+ approach to their work Special activities are designed to speed completed prototypes into the hands of customers Researchers routinely seek confirmation of the usefulness of their particular results with potential customers
Behaviors Work activities are designed as one-size-fits-all+, typically with throughput or cycle time as the driving criteria Some segregation of projects by type occurs, with different work rules for each type Work activities are designed to elicit the most effective behaviors of researchers in their specific pursuits

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