Quantitative decision matrices hide richness needed to develop and select winning strategies. The Strategy Alternatives Matrix (SAM) addresses this critical flaw, where possible choices are allowed to evolve over time enabling the emergence of a favoured strategy – hence “The Emergent Approach to Strategy™ ”. The SAM can be thought of as an ecosystem where strategy alternatives are species competing for survival.
Especially in B2B companies, the product management function is key to profitable growth. Despite its importance, and an obvious stepping stone to business leadership, the role is often misunderstood or poorly defined.
Finding the key bottleneck to achieving your aspiration brings focus to both strategy design and execution. Root cause analysis techniques can be powerful tools to expose the hidden bottleneck.
Everything you believe is needed for changing a business from current state to future state
Arkaro recently posted a LinkedIn poll with the question “What is most frustrating about your strategy process?” Poll results highlight agility but other issues are raised...and solutions offered
Staircase models are popular for breaking an overall high-level aspiration into sequential milestones, sometimes yearly. Staircases are a type of roadmap, and can be very useful visualisation of a plan, but they cannot be described as a strategy.
A strategy is the central rule of a framework, designed to unify all actions and decisions around busting the bottleneck to achieving the foremost aspiration.
The Killer Problem #1 to change and innovation – achieving the aspirations is what matters – but aspirations are not directly actionable