Tag: Strategy

  • Wardley Mapping Tools and Techniques

    Wardley Mapping Tools and Techniques

    A current list of tools for Wardley Mapping is maintained over at LearnWardleyMapping.com. This post has two main sections: A semi-serious reflection on the problem space of tools for mapping, and then a fun overview of all sorts of mapping tools and techniques, informed by discussion and sharing that took place at the inaugural Map […]

  • Who Is the User, Really?

    Who Is the User, Really?

    Thinking Globally When Constructing the Value Chain The Theory of Constraints teaches us the difference between local and global thinking with respect to systems and their performance. To think locally is to optimize each individual component of a system with the expectation that the overall result will be an optimized system. We know the opposite to […]

  • On Strategy

    “Strategy” is an interesting word in that its absence of useful meaning is directly correlated with its frequency of use, as Dave Aron describes in his book, The Essence of Strategy: People put the word strategy next to other words in order to make them sound important, but are not really clear what the word […]

  • Wardley Mapping, A PowerPoint Template

    UPDATE: A new template is available at LearnWardleyMapping.com. Check it out here. Originally published June 25, 2016 One particularly coherent approach to “strategy” involves using a map to pursue increased situational awareness from which to execute various forms of gameplay. This technique is known as Wardley Mapping, and I highly recommend reading through An Introduction to […]