The Qvest Analytics panel is designed to map how your stakeholders:
Commit to your project
Connect to each other
Communicate about the Qvest topic
This way of structuring and working with data is based on the Qvest philosophy, stating that in order for human beings to think and act responsibly they must be activated in relation to:
Each other (one on one), and
The world they share (a specific context)
The collection of Qvest data
To secure this three part activation, the data collection process follows the rules of the Qvest methodology, being that:
Each participant has the right to pose one start-question, therein prompting everybody to take a position on what is important
Participants choose the one person they want a response from, connecting participants in multiple one-on-one interactions
When a participant receives a question, he answers, and asks a new question of another participant of his own choice, ensuring that the distribution of questions and answers is guided by the insights and relations that matter to the participants
For human beings to feel committed and connected, they must think of themselves as part of a meaningful context. That is why the collected Qvest data is automatically structured and shared with the participants when the Qvest closes.
So - now you know why the Qvest data is structured and collected the way it is. To get the most out of the data, you need to know how to think and talk about the different features in the analytics panel.
The Project Success Grid
The Qvest analytics panel is called The Project Success Grid because it helps you navigate between project opportunities and project risks, and thus paves the way for project success.
The grid consists of 3 x 3 features, which contain nine unique key findings about your specific project.
Each of the nine key findings is displayed on the analytics frontpage, providing you with insight about how your project stakeholders:
Activity: Your stakeholders can have high, low or varied activity
Mindset: Your stakeholders can be inactive, reactive or proactive
Key stakeholders: Your stakeholders can be key stakeholders, potential key stakeholders or stakeholders
Distribution: There can be a big difference, difference or no difference in question distribution among your groups
Interaction: Your stakeholder groups can be strongly connected, connected, disconnected or self-referential
Network: Your stakeholder groups can have high connectivity, good connectivity or low connectivity (meaning that your project network is strong, stable or unstable)
Highlights: Your stakeholders can use different numbers of prominent keywords and keywords
Focus: Your stakeholders can have a clear focus, a focus or no focus on the four different focal points: Experience, Purpose, Process and Result
Themes: You can sort your stakeholders' questions into multiple themes (from 3-8) depending on the amount of questions in your Qvest
Project-specific key findings
The Project Success Grid displays the one key finding you should be most attentive to in each of the different features. That means that when you enter the analytics frontpage you will see the nine most important findings in your Qvest project: Three key findings in each of the Commitment, Connections and Communication sections.
All the key findings are presented in a way that makes it easy for you to focus clearly when you set out to explore the data more thoroughly.
To explore more, simply click the "Explore data" button in the feature-card, and you will be taken to the feature-page:
The principles behind the feature-pages
Except the Focus and Theme features, all the feature-pages are structured the same way, displaying:
1 big box to the left presenting the key finding
1 top box to the right specifying the key finding
2 small boxes that either present other findings (Mindset, Key stakeholders, Interactions, Highlights) or present the highest and lowest results respectively (Activity, Distribution, Network)
Below the boxes you can explore the data in detail
The feature-pages are structured this way to help you consider all relevant aspects before you draw conclusions based on the output.
It's all about your specific project
All the texts in the Project Success Grid and the nine feature-pages are customized to your specific Qvest project. That means that all the headers, hover texts and information in the different boxes serve as guides on how to interpret and use the Qvest output.
Qvest is the first project intelligence tool that maps:
The Project Success Grid enables you to focus your decisions and behavior on the people and problems that matter the most. When you know how your different stakeholders approach the project, you also know who and what is important in order to reach project success.
For every key stakeholder, strong connection and clear focus, there is a risk that other stakeholders are being left out, that other connections are weak, and that other important focal points have become blind spots.
When you know who and what your stakeholders don’t pay attention to, you can ask yourself how it affects the goals you are trying to reach, and what you can do to change it.
The road to project success
By mobilizing and mapping what your stakeholders know, what they don’t know and who they turn to for knowledge, you know all you need to know to make the right decisions about the right problems.
That makes Qvest the perfect tool for project leads who depend on their stakeholders to:
Work smarter (in order to adapt to changes)
Join forces (in order to realize a shared purpose)
Problem solve (in order to find new approaches to problems)
And all you have to do is pick and frame a relevant Qvest topic.