With an understanding of the Landscape and the external forces acting on it (Climate), next is the training of your people in the standard ways of operating and the techniques that you almost always should apply. Everything in Wardley Mapping is based on these principles.
Table of Doctrinal Principles
Below are Doctrinal Principles that can be studied and integrated into organizational behavior. Simon recommends starting with the basics (Phase 1). Mouse over each cell for more detailed descriptions, and click cells multiple times to make a self assessment, rotating through weak, warning, good, and neutral (undetermined) statuses.
Phase 1: Stop Self-Destructive Behavior
Phase 2: Becoming More Context Aware
Phase 3: Better for Less
Phase 4: Continuously Evolving
Adapted by Tasshin Fogleman from this tweetstorm and Better for Less, courtesy of Simon Wardley, CC BY-SA 4.0.
By examining the doctrine in an organization, you can get an idea of how adaptable it is and how well it will respond to external change or gameplay. You can do this with your own organization, or with other organizations.
Two assessment tools worth knowing about:
- Chris Daniel’s Doctrine Assessment
- Justin Stach’s form-based assessment
Once you’ve assessed the current state of doctrine in your organization, you can go about addressing areas of weakness, starting with the first phase!