Here is the Link for how I think about projects:
Bill Bartels – Organization Communications and Development | Systems Process Advising Website: https://gsiodac.blog
I think in and use Mind Maps (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map) to illustrate processes. My favorite, current tool is made by Simplemind (https://simplemind.eu). There is a free version and a pro version. Export of a given map also creates an outline of the map in .TXT file form. (Here is a link to the outlines)For those who thing in a more linear way, this allows the creation of that list or matrix. This allows a flow or method of checking alignment and evaluating aspects of projects.
The basic form of an evaluation process identifies; Foundational Values and Principles – Core Business or Project – Products (A product is any unique offering, service, project, partnership or item) – Revenue Architecture of each offering, service, or product – Systems of Support – Team.
Each of these headings are balanced in relationship to: Specific Projects – Scope – Scale – Context – Competency – Capacity.
This is not a form to fill out. It is an evaluation and prioritization tool to assess, develop an operations plan, identify and prioritize shifts or pivots, foster a deeper analysis of the project or process, and a way to get arms around complicated systems.
What follows are the current six maps which allow assessment of the projects where I advise or collaborate. This process applies to any element or elements in relationship to a larger whole.
I hope you enjoy the process.
Here is the LINK to the current Mind Map for A way to think about your project.
Here is the most recent iteration of a way to think about your project
A Way to think about your project… with more alignment.
A Way To Think About Your Project
The Basic framing of every engagement uses this image. For a PDF of the image, please click here.
The complete current working engagement flow PDF is available below.
2019 Engagement Flow
Project Questions and Flow
Some Really good links for Decision Making and Process.