Philadelphia BarCamp 2023

This morning I arrived to the event at 8.00 am and I saw the dashboard was almost empty. I said myself, well I can talk about maps. So I added my talk to the dashboard. I added it on the second session as I wanted to have time to prepare something. I’m very grateful for … Read more

Generative AI, where to start?

The Generative AI’s hype is huge (bigger than the Virtual Reality hype happened in 2021). Everybody is talking about how wonderful that is coming, but when we look into our companies… where should I start? What is the situation the companies have internally to face this challenge? My suggestion, start drawing the situation AS-IS for … Read more

Gaming research

During these last 2 weeks I have been engaged in a research related to Gaming Industry, organized by Simon Wardley. It has been 12 hours of work with different people and I’m happily have been guiding the conversation with the people of the group that I found more interesting: Game Design and UX The final … Read more

Combination of OKRs and Wardley Maps

OKRs and Wardley maps can be combined and enable you to have benefits from both sides. Where can specifically this combination help? Using both together you can provide a comprehensive approach to strategic planning and execution, combining goal setting and progress tracking with a deep understanding of the business environment. Wardley Maps does not gives … Read more

Strategic frameworks

The planning strategic tools are prevalent in the industry. They are the accepted ones, and the people with the credibility of the industry to talk or work on it belong to the Big-4 or similar. On the other side we have emergent frameworks, models and tools. They are small niche and not known by companies. … Read more

Crossing a mountain pass

To move an organization from its Genesis to Custom build is like to take a small expedition from one valley to other. You have to prepare all, wait till the window of opportunity is opened (weather or climatic patterns), knowing that uncertainties can happen. In the “genesis” valley you leave some assets that you cannot … Read more

Are you disruptive? Are you honest?

Everybody loves to be disruptive, but to be disruptive is complex, difficult and only in the hands on some few companies. When dealing with workshops sometimes I face the situation where something is drawn with high value/visibility for the consumer/user and tagged as something new, in its genesis. Some people agree with the fact that … Read more

Evolution research results

Simon Wardley performs different data analysis and research studies on the evolution of certain areas of the organizations and companies. First study, 2011 The first study of this nature was done in 2011, and it showed emergence of a cell based, ecosystem driven organization using DevOps practices (chaos engines, distributed capability aka scale out, continuous … Read more

Visualizing externalities

In the competitive space we find many companies doing a non-fair use of resources. You can call that is fair competition because it’s considered legal, but the reality is that that behavior is causing dramatic consequences. Let’s start with a basic Map A company manufactures a product and uses raw materials, energy and water (well … Read more