Desired components flow in a Wardley Map

This is a theoretical exercise out of context that helps me to explain the evolution of components into a map. It contain a lot of capital flow management decisions, which means that you have to have a clear definition about what is the expected balance between capital expenditure Vs. added value provided. It’s an ideal … Read more

The Victory Machine

This book is good, not great, but good. It started being impressive with the story about the origins of the dynasty and with a fluent narrative that keep you engaged in the book. Then you start with the chapter “Kevin and me” and the book changes completely. It’s like a different author driving the phrases. … Read more

Why Wardley Maps are not so much popular?

This post is a set of reasons I think that made Wardley Maps are still not so much popular. Wardley Maps were formally published in 2005, so now in 2022 they are 17 years old. 1.- There is a map of mapping In chapter 7 of the original book from Simon Wardley, there is an … Read more

Sociocracy 3.0, common sense framework

I have been reading about common sense framework from Sociocracy 3.0, specially focusing on the Common Sense Framework that they propose. I have a model in my mind that is the Wardley Maps structure: that contains: doctrines, climatic patterns, gameplays and the cycle of strategy. So I cannot avoid the comparison to that model. Where … Read more

100 days plan for creating a Lean Portfolio

Context You are in an organization where you are driving different initiatives and they are being approved in silos, without having a strategic view about where each one of these initiatives are going on. Better understanding of the ROI of the investment is required, to keep the pace of construction is desired, understand there is … Read more

The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

This book is very interesting by two reasons: One, the stories are really diverse and well described, which help to remember the laws. Second because what Robert Greene calls “laws” is very similar to what I understand as gameplays (from Wardley Maps). The laws by category I have used some of the categories of Wardley … Read more