Assessment Introduction

Modified on Fri, 17 Nov 2023 at 11:41 AM


A. Introduction

Wovex Assessment enables you to compare the benefits of alternative options. Take a benefits-led approach to making decisions when you need to choose between alternative options. Create multiple comparisons and options to aid discussion, understanding and agreement. 

For example, you may use an existing building and consider the option of closing it and moving everyone to a city centre location. What benefits that are important to the company will be better, the same or worse if a decision to move was taken? How does that compare with a third option of encouraging working from home and closing some floors of the existing building?

Wovex uses your existing Benefits and Measures for comparisons. Create Options and put them together in a Comparison, For each Comparison, rate measures to identify if the option will be better, the same or worse. 

See a summary of the difference in benefits between options at the measure, benefit and goal levels. 

The following are the key Assessment steps. 

B. Key Steps

  1. Create an Assessment and add options. Typically, one option will be 'No change' or 'Base case'. 
    Create many alternative options to compare. 
                Every Assessment automatically has two options - 'Base case' and 'Alternative 1'
                Rename them as required, e.g. Base case as 'Stay in existing building', 'Alternative 1' as 'Move to city centre'.
                Add more options to compare with the Base case.

  2. Create a Comparison to compare options.  A comparison could be 'Base case v Alternative 1'. 
    Create multiple comparisons. For each comparison, you'll want to see if an option e.g 'Alternative 1 - Move to city centre', is expected to deliver better, the same or worse benefits than another option, e.g. the 'Base case - Stay in existing building'. 
                One Comparison is automatically provided - 'Base case v Alternative 1'
                This includes the options 'Base case' and 'Alternative 1'. Rename it as required.
                Add more comparisons.

  3. Edit the Comparison and add scores to each measure. For each relevant measure, identify if an option is expected to deliver better, the same or worse benefits than another option. For example, select if for a measure 'Reduced costs', the 'Alternative 1 - Move to city centre' option, is expected to deliver better, the same or worse benefits than another option, e.g. the 'Base case - Stay in existing building'. Add a short description of why the score was chosen.
                Edit and score the comparison.

                As a minimum, add scores for one alternative option. 
                Score more comparisons.

  4. View the Results. See a summary of the Comparisons in different charts and lists. These can then be selected and used for sharing.

C. Settings

Different configuration options are available to personalise Assessments.

D. Pre-requisites

The following needs to be in place as a minimum for using Impact Assessments:

  • A Workspace,
  • One Initiative,
  • One or more Standard Measures.

To make full use of the functionality, the following will enable greater value to be delivered:

  • Benefits, with Measures related to them.
  • Goals, with Benefits related to them.

E. Why Use?

In summary, Wovex Assessment provides:

  1. Permissions-based access and functions to control access to data.
  2. Integration with the live Initiative, Benefit and Measure data so that used is always current.
  3. Assessment Management Screen to perform management tasks and access insights.
  4. Options Management Screen, to create and manage different options being assessed.
  5. Automated creation of base case and a first alternative option.
  6. Editing and Scoring of Options, together with coloured guidance to mandatory areas and the ability to add context through Rationale text.
  7. Warnings where assessment scoring is not complete, together with progress scores.
  8. Gain two types of insight with Benefit Dashboard and Goal Dashboards.
  9. Tailored on-screen help, tooltips and translations.

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