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What’s in a name? Why we call it Maturity Mapping

This post was first published on Medium, 18/02/2020 Since publishing the introductory Maturity Mapping post, the idea of maturity, how we articulate it on the x axis and the fact that we call it that has been something we’ve wrestled with. In this post we’ll outline our current thoughts on why we’ve called the practice Maturity Mapping and we’ll cover the x axis in a later post. The Mapping Part So hopefully the mapping part is obvious. Maturity Mapping uses Wardley Maps. As Simon describes maps have 5 key properties: They are, obviously, visual.They present to the reader of the map the position of components. In the…

Mapping Alignment

This article was first published by Chris McDermott on Medium 9th February 2020 Ensuring everyone is aligned to strategic objectives is one of those tricky activities that require a series of interconnected practices, all telling the story to different audiences who have differing needs for understanding. The story has to be as coherent to executives as it is to those on the teams bringing them to life. However the story has to be told differently. Timespan of discretion Jabe Bloom, building on the work of Elliot Jaques, suggests that each level of an organisation, in particular in an enterprise, operates in…