Motivation is probably the most significant influence on productivity. Signing Up is a practice that in some cases has led to extraordinary levels of motivation.
In has produced remarkable successes on both hardware and software projects in a variety of industries. Its success depends on having a clear vision that team members can sign up to and on actively monitoring the project to ensure that the signed up team develops the product in an acceptable direction.
Potential reduction from nominal schedule: Very Good
Improvement in progress visibility: None
Effect on schedule risk: Increased Risk
Chance of first-time success: Fair
Chance of long-term success: Good
- Increased inefficiency
- Reduced status visibility and control
- Smaller available talent pool for the project
Major Interaction and Trade-Offs
- Trades possible decreases in visibility, control and efficiency for a major increase in motivation