The DoView® Visual Strategic Planning process we use

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DoView® Visual Strategic planning communicates faster than text-based strategic plans because "a picture is worth a thousand words". In addition, in a world where you may need to change your strategy overnight, you can quickly adjust your course by just tweeking your priorities directly onto your DoView visual plan (called a DoView® Results Roadmap).

Once you have argued through, and built, your consensus visual model, it functions as a concrete visual representation that embodies your collective strategy. 

You can then work directly with this visual strategic plan to ensure organizational and KPI alignment. This avoids the traditional risk of slippage between peoples’ different mental models of what they think and what used to be captured in traditional text-based strategic plans.

Below is a simple example of a visual strategic plan.




A DoView® Results Roadmap of what you’re wanting to do is drawn with the board or executive team

A  visual model of the organization's high-level outcomes and of the lower-level steps needed to achieve them.



Click on the boxes with small gray triangles to drill-down into this live DoView® visual strategy model below



 


Boxes within the model are prioritized

Show which outcomes you are focusing on in the next planning period (e.g. the next year). Only 'A' priorities are marked.

 


Projects/activities boxes are inserted



Projects are linked to the priority boxes they are focused on




The model is reviewed to make sure that there is ‘line-of-sight’ alignment 

Ensure that you're focusing your projects on your priorities. The number in the gray box shows the number of projects focused on each box. The 'Clarity about IP' box does not have any projects focused on it, so it is either not a board priority or at least one new project needs to be focused on it. In real-world visual strategic planning there are usually many more project boxes than in this simple example.

  


A poster is used to show how projects have been mapped onto priorities

The second poster below shows that the mapping has been done. The detailed consideration of whether there is strategic alignment between priorities and projects is done within DoView® software as shown above.

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