Early on, I thought there was a paradox in mapping: You can’t know what map to make until you’ve made a bunch of maps! And so the advice became: Just… Continue reading The Right Question
Someone recently asked me how they could demonstrate the value of Wardley Mapping quickly to their organization. In truth, there isn’t a single way to do it. Since Wardley Mapping… Continue reading How to build belief in Wardley Mapping in your organization
Why is Wardley Mapping useful? When we work alone, we can only do so much. But when we work together towards a common goal, great things become possible. That’s what… Continue reading What is the purpose of Wardley Mapping? Part 1/5
Good Strategy Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt, is an excellent addition to the stack of books you ought to regularly read. It pairs well with Wardley Mapping, and I recommend… Continue reading Rumelt’s Good Strategy Bad Strategy and Wardley Mapping
Wardley Mapping can at times have the appearance of being an exact science. In many ways, however, it’s more of an art. Or perhaps several arts rolled into one. #1:… Continue reading Art vs Science in Wardley Mapping
Hello Ben, I am Marco and practicing with Wardley maps. I have 2 questions that I could not answer reading the book and other references. The first is about the… Continue reading Common Challenges Working with Value Chains
Learn Wardley Mapping Live Chat Did you know LearnWardleyMapping.com has a chat function you can use to talk to me directly? If you have questions, or even if you just… Continue reading Non-profit IT Systems
In Wardley Mapping, if you want to go fast, you go alone. But if you want to go far — and build all that good “shared understanding” stuff we hear about — you need friends. You need to map with others!
A lot can (and often does) go wrong in meetings. Plenty of speaking, but no listening. Attention and status games, but no clarity or action. “Why was I invited?” “Will they notice if I leave?” “Oh no, we’re running over time again.” We can make things just a little bit better, with the help of a few simple doctrinal principles from Wardley Mapping.
This is the worst guide to Wardley Mapping ever written — a tongue-in-cheek collection of bad advice. In other words, this is everything I would tell someone about Wardley Mapping if I wanted them to fail.