I.T. strategic planning and roadmapping are largely analytical tasks, but, your efforts may be wasted if you haven’t first engaged and gained agreement from a wide variety of stakeholders about needs, opportunities and priorities. Metaphor Mapping is the master method for bringing diverse groups to a common view of the big picture. In a one day session, it can position your roadmapping exercise for success. All participants will be open, understand the others’ perspectives. The first result is TRUST.
After business or functional priorities are agreed, and you have trust, you layer existing and proposed I.T. applications on top of them. Then comes the technology roadmap.
A Metaphor Mapping workshop is the best first step in a successful I.T. Roadmap.