Strategy Bridge

Goals

While this is a big topic, the essentials are:

  • Is it worth the effort? What is the “payoff” (for all stakeholders)?
  • What do we need vs. want vs. nice to have?
  • Priorities?
  • Timeframe?

Status Quo: What is the Gap?

Identify and understand your starting point. Ultimately, I am trying to understand the gap between the status quo and where I want to be. In simple situations there are only a few metaphorical speed bumps in the way; in others there is the Grand Canyon.

Iteration: The Bridge

How might we bridge the gap between where we are and where we need to be?

Blindspots

I like to combine risks and constraints into a general bucket of blindspots. You can only anticipate so much; there are always unknowns, so framing such dangers as blindspots helps me. It also encourages me to be more creative in imagining what may undermine or threaten my efforts.

Strategy Standup

As with the classic Agile daily standup, I like to have a daily Strategy Standup. Whether alone or with a team, I ask three questions every day:

  1. What are we missing?
  2. How might we bridge the gap between the two?

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