Monthly Archives: July 2008

Roadmap examples

I’ve written quite a few words concerning Decision Driven® Strategy roadmaps in the past week, so here’s a few pictures to illustrate important concepts. Here’s a roadmap for an example water filter company that highlights their decisions concerning possible futures … Continue reading

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Interpreting roadmaps

Yesterday I explained the difference between a roadmap and a project plan; both display bars on a timeline, but the meaning of the bars is radically different. Roadmaps display the time-availability and evolution of the alternatives for a set of … Continue reading

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Roadmapping basics

Over the years I’ve helped numerous groups create technology, capability, product, platform and strategy roadmaps.  Most of these used a format similar to one popularized by Bob Galvin during his tenure at the helm of Motorola.  Such roadmaps depict the evolution … Continue reading

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Decision Driven® Roadmap tool available

The Decision Driven® Roadmap tool within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) is available.  This tool will enable you to build a set of linked roadmaps, i.e. to time-align the alternatives across multiple decisions.  The most common use of this … Continue reading

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Strategic roadmapping jump-start service

In conjunction with the Decision Driven® Roadmaps tool within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF), I’m re-launching a new consulting service, a Strategic Roadmapping Jump-Start.  I’ve delivered many variants of this service with high-tech clients over the last decade, but … Continue reading

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Roadmaps for strategic alignment

Businesses have a lot of moving parts.  It’s a challenge to keep everything running in a smooth and synchronized manner in the present.  It’s even a greater challenge to anticipate some future state of your business and create and align all the … Continue reading

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Drain the swamp

People are really, really busy these days.  The best and brightest workers are the busiest; the reward for great work is more work.  Everyone seems so busy fighting operational fires that they have almost no time to invest in strategic decisions … Continue reading

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