Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A Strategy Mind Map
Strategy Maps are often used by management to determine the appropriate alignment in a company, and to also identify and measure the metrics that support that alignment. Strategy maps can be a useful tool to focus your company’s finite resources so that they are effectively utilized.
A strategy map is not a sales or marketing tool, but rather a management tool that that reaches across all departments.Most of the time you will see a strategy map represented as a 2D graphic in ConceptDraw PRO or Microsoft Visio, which will show all of the dependencies between the identified areas in the company that are being measured and what is being measured. I have built a mind map that does this in a mind map format rather than a static 2D business rendering.
The great thing about using a mind map is that once the map is complete it can then easily be exported to PowerPoint, as a slide presentation. This makes it is then easy to communicate to larger groups of stake holders. The strategy map template I developed, I have placed at MindMapPedia as a free download so any one can download and use it http://www.mindmappedia.com/?id=107455082, this strategy map was built with ConceptDraw MINDMAP.