As a conceptual tool, or systematic process, the Pathlight Capabilities Framework provides a means for transforming intuitions and/or situational business dynamics into an easily understood, orderly sequence of implementation steps.
This framework tool originated from practical applications within the small to medium-sized businesses. It can be applied in four different ways: 1) to decompose a product / service concept; 2) to measure product/service performance; 3) to evaluate your business; and 4) to design technology innovation and integration projects.
Pathlight Capabilities Framework employs a dynamic matrix, which maps a business in terms of its goals, purposes, inputs, and outputs to its comparative factors of narrative summary, objectively verifiable indicators (OVIs), means of verification (MOVs), and assumptions.
Pathlight Capabilities Framework includes an implementation of your custom-defined goals, purposes, inputs, and outputs elements as they describe the composition of a project or business proforma. In addition, this tool provides for OVIs through its critical success factor mechanisms, as well as for MOVs through its benchmark measurement/comparison capabilities. Future versions of Pathlight Capabilities Framework will provide greater functionality as it regards the multi-dimensional framework concept, including:
- Objective formulation
- Tree analyses
- Project impact assessment in the design phase
- Project/Program roll-up evaluation
- Alternative scenarios through multiple-hypothesis assumptions