L.E.P.I.E. [lee-pee] The 5 Elements Defined
L - Labor
E - Expertise
P - Professionalism
I - Infrastructure
E - End Result
The greatest power of these 5 Elements is when both you and a Service Provider can see where you place your values for a project. From there it’s a simple conversation to help you determine if a Service Provider can perform to the standards you’ve set with your defined values.
Labor = Was able to provide the activity or service required of the position, situation, or project.
- Labor required to define or design scope of project
- Labor required to prepare for the project
- Labor for the actual project
- Labor to clean up or to close out the project
Expertise = Possessed the Special skill, knowledge, or judgment needed to help with a specific project.
- Price Calculation
- 6. Price Details
- Definition of Project Items
- Final Project Price Accountability
Professionalism = Possessed a set of standards and expectations appropriate for the situation of the project.
- Respects professional environment with appearance, conduct and keeping personal views kept in check
- Valued time with punctuality and appreciation of others time and effort
- Takes personal responsibility for character, actions and performance
- Possessed ability to set work standards and intensions
Infrastructure = Underlying framework or features of an individual or organization needed for the operation of a project.
- Possessed a system to define needs/process, pricing, accountabilities and agreements
- Possessed a scheduling system to deliver services
- Possessed people, factory, tools or equipment to deliver services
- Possessed a communication structure to deliver services
End Result = The final outcome This might be considered the experience of the client
- The specified goal or objective was achieved?
- The quality of work met the agreed upon standards?
- Goals and objective were met with integrity?
- The overall performance was efficiently executed?