Research & Development
Length: 40 - 80 mn
33 questions
R&D Organisation & performance management

Do you manage your Research & Development with world class KPIs, decision meetings, organisation and action plans?

Discover Research, Development or Engineering best practices focused on Organisation, People and Performance Management

  • People and Organisation
    • Organisational framework : local or global framework, responsibilities, synergies
    • People : qualification, social environment
    • Skills Management
    • External collaboration
  • Performance management
    • Strategic and cost management: objectives and indicators, cost monitoring, budget allocation aligned with strategy...
    • Activity management: functional and project KPIs, management meetings, PDCA

Perform an in-depth evaluation of your R&D or Engineering

The best practices are in a structured questionnaire enabling evaluations of your practices compared to our benchmark

The best practices are applicable for:

  • Functional scope :Research, Development or Engineering focused on the organisation structure, strategic & operational performance management, leadership and skills, people competences
  • Companies: all companies with Research, Development or Engineering functions larger than 20 people
  • Industries: all industries with product or processed product development or project Engineering (the best practices / assessment adapts themselves to specific industries with conditional questions)

Who is this for:

  • Research and Development manager, Engineering manager, internal consultants (eg continuous improvement team) or external consultants
  • CEO, COO, Marketing manager or other Company Senior manager 
Get a detailed knowledge of R&D best practices focused on the Organisation, People and Performance management
Get a detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of your R&D compared to world Best Practices
Compare your results with best practices
Do yourself the evaluation and / or invite participants to do it
Perform the assessment in 40 to 80 minutes through 33 specific questions
Get an overview and a detailed analysis with a pyramid consolidation (question, subcategory, category, total)
Compare the results of each participant
Compare the performance by zone or level of your organization (country, site, function, hierarchical level)
Choose if participants are anonymous
Languages available to each participant: English 
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How to use


33 best practices on Research & Development organisation, people and performance management, structured in 2 areas and 6 sub-areas, to provide a detailed as well as a macroscopic view

Two uses are possible:
  • learn R&D product development management best practices
  • evaluate the R&D practices in relation to the best thanks to the online questionnaire functionality

Wevalgo organisation and performance management model for Research, Development or Engineering

organisation and performance management assessment in Research, Development or Engineering

 The model includes 33 best practices structured in 2 categories and 6 areas as summarised below.

Organisational effectiveness

  • Organisational framework: local or global organisation, responsibilities, synergies
  • People: qualifications, social environment
  • Skills management: level of managerial or technical skills of the staff
  • External collaboration: collaboration policy with research laboratories, partners, suppliers...

Performance Management

  • Strategic and cost management: objectives and indicators, cost monitoring, budget allocation aligned with strategy...
  • Activity management: functional and project KPIs, management meetings, PDCA

Example of usage for evaluation

Perform a detailed evaluation of your R&D focused on Organisation, People and Performance Management to enable you and your team to:

  • precisely understand Organisation, People and Performance Managementt strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
  • define new Organisation, People and Performance Management ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
  • define targeted areas to monitor closely on Organisation, People and Performance Management
  • easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time

Specific analyses when used for evaluation

An assessment against best practices

  • Each question is an assessment of a practice against the best practice identified by our experts
  • The result allows immediate visualization with a score from 0 to 100, 100 being the best practice score; this regardless of the question format

    • A normative evaluation

      For each best practice, the question is very precise and the choices of answers are almost systematically standardized to facilitate evaluation and especially to avoid subjectivity

      Some evaluations use a standard derived from the CMMI, others use a specific Wevalgo standard. Depending on practice, the evaluation criteria used are, for example:

      • quality and completeness of application
      • clarity of roles and responsibilities
      • ownership by people and effective level of use
      • formalisation and level of detail

        • A synthetic and detailed structured evaluation

          • The evaluation model is structured in a 'Pyramidal' way to provide both a synthetic and detailed analysis
          • There are four levels of consolidation; individual practice (question), sub-category, category, general total


              Wevalgo organisation model

              Wevalgo organisational modelThe evaluation defines the actionable drivers for the identified improvements enabling concret action plan definition:

              • Leadership & People: leadership capabilities, competences, social climate and values
              • Strategy & assets: organisation strategy, technology, tangible and intangible assets
              • Organisation: organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
              • Steering: decision making, actions and performance indicators management
              • Process: process, operating procedures and rules definition
              • Tools: decision making tools, process support tools, software applications
              • Implementation: effective implementation of strategy, organisation, steering, processes and tools

Key steps

The best practices are accessible directly after purchase. In case of usage to evaluate the practices the following steps apply

  1. The service manager* can directly carry out an evaluation by answering the questionnaire (optional); steps 2 to 4 are optional depending on whether he/she wishes to invite other participants to carry out the evaluation
    • If he/she wishes to invite other participants to conduct the evaluation, he/she proceeds to steps 2 to 5
    • Otherwise he/she goes directly to step 5 of viewing the results
    • He/she can still do his evaluation after the participants if he did not do it at the beginning
  2. Customisation of the service to the organisation by the service manager*
    • Service name, title and introduction for the participants invited
    • Selection of participants to the service
    • Definition of dimension to enable analysis by organisation dimension (optional)
    • Selection of anonymity option
  3. Sending of an invitation link to the selected participants
  4. Evaluations performed by selected participants, on the Wevalgo web platform
    • Participants connect to Wevalgo web site thanks to the link sent by the service manager
    • Participants answer on-line
    • The service manager can follow up the answers progress status
  5. Results available at the end of evaluations on the Wevalgo website

* The service manager is the person who purchased the service. 

Recommended participants for an evaluation

For the evaluation we recommend the following participants: 

  • Research, Development or Engineering top management team
  • A few technical area managers
  • A few project managers
  • A selection of a few people outside of Research, Development or Engineering : sales and marketing, purchasing, manufacturing manager...
  • In case of several geographical sites, a selection of site managers, enabling to compare the practices between the different sites.

Get instant and full access to reports as soon as evaluations are completed.

Gain multi-level analysis on several axis that can be explored in varied depths and dimensions through a user friendly results menu. A few samples of the results report are shown below

Heat map
Visualise the performance and their drivers at a glance across all categories and sub-categories
Results by organisational dimension
Compare performance across your own, relevant and entirely customisable organisational dimensions. For example by geographical locations, departments, hierarchical levels or any other you see fit. Zoom in to breakdowns by category, subcategory and/or question
Results by evaluator and category
You can see detailed results to better understand the causes of your organisation performance
Wevalgo excellence model Results
Get valuable insight into areas and axes of progress thanks to our embedded Wevalgo model. Other analytical models may be incorporated, see key concepts for more information)

We have expert consultants on hand to build their own evaluations, assist you and interpret your results. Select the Expert Review option on the purchase menu.

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