A Pragmatist’s Guide to Wardley Mapping
Ben Mosior (Hired Thought)
July 24, 2020
OpenShift Commons Briefing
hosted by Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
In this briefing, Ben Moisor (Hired Thought) gives introduction of using Wardley Mapping to meet the specific challenges facing organizations.
A Wardley Map is a representation of the landscape in which a business (or anything, really) operates. It consists of a value chain (activities needed to fulfill user needs) graphed against evolution (a measure of how individual activities change over time under supply and demand competition). A map represents the shared assumptions being made about a context and hints at what strategic options are available. By developing a common language to describe a context, mapping improves communication, helps us more clearly express our intent, and invites the challenge necessary to make things better.