DICE framework

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The DICE Framework is a tool originally developed by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)[1] as a simple method for assessing the likely success of a project based on objective measures.[2]

The acronym DICE stands for:

Duration (D)
either the total duration of short projects, or the time between two milestones on longer projects
Integrity (I)
the organisation's ability to complete a project on time
Commitment (C)
levels of support, composed of two factors:
C1 backing from the sponsor and senior executives for the change
C2 support from those who are involved in implementing the change
Effort (E)
how much effort will it require to implement (above and beyond business as usual)

The DICE score is calculated according the following formula:

D + (2 x I) + (2 x C1) + C2 + E

Although originally developed at BCG, this has now become widespread (used at over 1100 companies)[3] in project and program management offices.


  1. ^ Banhegyi, Stephen George and Eugenie May (April 2007). The Art and Science of Change. STS Trust. p. 97. ISBN 0-9802550-3-1. 
  2. ^ Concas, Giulio; Giulio Concas; Ernesto Damiani; Marco Scotto (June 2007). Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer. p. 144. ISBN 3-540-73100-8. 
  3. ^ Origin of the DICE Framework