3 steps to make your strategic architecture
With three easy steps you’ll be able to create, learn and evaluate how your strategic architecture should unfold. If you need more guidance to how to find your organizational why first, take a look at this tool.
Step 1. What are the HOW’s that support the WHY?
The HOW’s are capabilities in the organization, e.g. customer intimacy, knowledge sharing, financial performance, operational excellence etc.
Step 2. What are the WHAT’s that support the HOW’s?
The WHAT’s are projects or actions that have concrete deliverables and a limited time-span. The WHAT’s are the things, that we do.
Step 3. Adjust and evaluate regularly.
What have we missed? What have we learned? How is the world changed from last time etc.
Preparing the architecture with the team/unit enables involvement and engagement, and you ensure, together with the team, that everything you do supports the purpose, since it is quite easy to see if something does not link back to the purpose.
What you do has to make sense.
If it doesn’t, you should stop doing it.