The DBM Establishes the Complexity
The Dynamic Baseline model establishes the complexity of an initiative based
on the levels the initiative disturbs, or renders dynamic, within the hierarchy
and establishes a reference or control point for management based on the stable
reference above the dynamic baselines. This concept can be thought of in terms
of expanding horizons of management purview - the higher the dynamics, the greater
the horizon of management concern and, the greater the complexity.
For Level 1 Process Management the product configuration
is impacted by the initiative whereas the "Rules" of the process provide a stable
reference. This is, thus, a rules-based archetype. All baselines above it are
also stable and therefore are not of consequence to Level 1 Management.
Level 2 Project Management interferes with the rules baseline
one need throw out the rules to enable a custom initiative. The stable
reference is "Methods" or the methodology that one follows in pursuit of a custom
construction. It is a methods-based archetype. The rules within will dynamically
change to accommodate the unique features of a custom construction. All baselines
above it are also stable and therefore are not of consequence to Level 2
Level 3 Program Management interferes with the Methods
baseline. The Methods baseline is dynamic as is the rules baseline. This is a
construct based on a stable "Objectives" reference. It is an objectives-based
archetype. The two baselines above it are also stable and therefore are not of
consequence to Level 3 Management.
Level 4 Program Governance interferes with the objectives
baseline. The objectives, Methods and Rules baselines below are dynamically changing.
This is a construct based on a stable "Principles" reference. It is a Principles-based
archetype. The baseline above is also stable and therefore not of consequence
to Level 4 governance.
Level 5 Public Governance interferes with the Principles
reference. All baselines below Values are dynamically changing. This is a Values-based
Moving up through the five levels, the dynamics expand, uncertainty expands,
and complexity increases exponentially.