Wardley Map, from emerging practice to Good practice

Wardley Mapping is an emergent practice. This is the reality in 2023, or at least as I see it.

Adoption continues happening and I that’s a good sign, but it needs to evolve.

Things evolve by many reasons, and I’m going to propose, test and see if my proposed evolution works or is just a bad idea. But let’s start with the user and its needs.

The starting point, a conversation

I have talked to people that loves Wardley Mapping and their expectations with it is that they will use it and they are teaching and guiding others on using it. This adoption is the organic growth in terms of adoption where individuals learn, check if this new tool/model works and then they use it.

The type of person that I talk about is a senior person in a big organization.

Then there are other Wardley promoters of similar profile (big organization) who are willing to go beyond: they want to extend the Wardley Mapping in the organization but they want to see how they can do it at scale. This conversation happened to me twice.

One of them basically said to me: I have no time to teach everybody, I think that not everybody requires the same level of knowledge on Wardley Mapping, I just want to send the request to HHRR talent development, have options and enable people to get training if they are willing to learn.

This person has a gardener attitude on training and he would like to do it at scale.

By the moment, the only solution that my mind is able to build a framework on top of the Wardley Mapping model. I love bikes, and I see the framework as “bicycle training wheels“, once you know how to ride, you remove them and use the bike without constraints.


I’m looking for people that had the same problem, and learn how they are giving solutions to it.

I would like to know too if someone is working on a framework like this.

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