I briefly touched on the Project Curve in a previous blog post, but this Report is so important that I felt it prudent to give you a more comprehensive explanation.
The Project Curve Report lets you assess the growth of your improvement over time by tracking the start and end rates of your organization’s Projects.
Typically, Improvements and Projects will have different traits. In most organizations, there will be fewer Projects than Improvements. It is also typical for Projects to take longer to be completed than it does Improvements.
We have found that organizations that tie Projects directly to their strategic goals are often more successful than those that don’t. It also seems to be advantageous for your organization’s Projects to have a practical cycle time; if it takes too long for Projects to be completed, people may lose motivation.