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 (alternatives across multiple decisions); the roadmap bars/text colors are controlled by the Preference (aka commitment level, decidedness) attribute:
Here’s the same roadmap that communicates Implementation Status based on colors:
Now I’ve focused on a specific alternative “bar” and run a View Links “traceability” analysis. I’ve used the results of that analysis to produce a filtered roadmap that shows just the decisions/alternatives linked to/from the selected alternative. These filtered roadmaps are very useful for communicating “what-ifs”, aligning dates and highlighting problem areas that could cause slippage of a key capability or product.
I’ve built-in the ability to filter the roadmap view based on existing linkages or based on manually-selected decisions; this enables the user to create a wide variety of composite roadmaps to communicate strategic alignment status and challenges.
Build your Decision Roadmaps in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) Roadmap tool to visualize their evolution over time. Start a DDSF trail today by contacting the Decision Driven® Solutions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.