Canvases and Clarity: Focus On Value Not Volume

If a focus on value is important to business, they need to re-assess the practices applied to defining their plans and projects. Typical practices have lead to seeking absolute detail in the definition of projects and the business plans. This is typically presented in large documents based on templates, spreadsheets and large resource investments in…

Continue Reading →

Canvases and Conversations: Outline The Strategy and Value Proposition

With a common vision in hand, leadership now plans out the necessary steps to develop an understanding of what will need to be done and the measurable benefits of reaching that future horizon. In many cases this is where business planning fails. Not in the creation of the wrong “plan”, but in creating unactionable plans…

Continue Reading →

Canvases and Conversations: Define the Business or Solution Canvas

If a business wishes to develop a shared and clearly understood vision, it must be able to provide a clear statement of its intended future target. The Business Canvas is the vehicle that is used to unfold that vision. In Part One — The Key Ingredients To A Shared Vision, we talked about the importance of focused…

Continue Reading →

Canvases and Conversations: Clarify The Context For Discovery

This is part two of the four part series on Canvases and Conversations. in Part One — Key Ingredients To A Shared Vision, we talked about the importance of conversations in realizing a common understanding when completing various canvases. The three major phases reaching that shared vision are: Clarify the Context for Discovery Define the Business or…

Continue Reading →

Canvases and Conversations: Key Ingredients To A Shared Vision

Business models can capture insights however group discussions ensure that it is understood. Vision is an important part of strategy but a shared understanding with a set of key images to communicate it will bring the focus needed to move a business to successful implementation of a strategy. The one page model, that has been…

Continue Reading →