Component Maps (EN only)


Introduction

In our highly interactive and constantly changing business environment we need instruments that allow structuring complexity via visualization, ordering, abstraction or reduction. This is key to enable constructive and focused discussions across individuals or groups.

A simple two-dimensional map represents a strong basis for a structured discussion. It enables mutual understanding and serves as a starting point to further expand the exploration of the theme. So far we have developed a few component maps that we happily share with the wider public.

The definition of a map and its components is as follows:

  • We identify competence areas (columns) and management layers (rows) and allocated the components accordingly.
  • Each component has its own standards, processes, etc. and is operated in- or outside the organization
  • The model serves as a powerful basis to assess a variety of dimensions e.g. maturity, costs, priorities, application coverage, etc. and visualizes the criteria in a so called “heat map”.
  • Once a heat map is developed it supports communication very effectively – One A4 sheet for a quite complex subject.
  • All maps have been developed by november ag and most of them are published under the Creative Commons License.


IT Infrastructure Map

  • The IT Infrastructure Map represents a component model of a generic IT infrastructure environment.
  • Look at the example heat map below which shows a heat map representing november's experience in the area of IT infrastructure.
  • If you are interested in a more detailed presentation, just download it.

IT Infrastructure Map

 


Behavioral Transformation Map

  • See below an example heat map showing what components are covered by the steady state organization and which are temporarily (in a project organization) implemented.
  • If you are interested in a more detailed presentation, just download it.

Behavioral Transformation Map

 


Project Management (KEY-9®) Map

  • The Project Management (KEY-9®) Map represents a map with components which are relevant for an enterprise wide professional project management.
  • See below a map showing what project management components are performed by the steady state organization and which are operated by the temporary organization (i.e. by projects or programs).
  • If you are interested in a more detailed presentation, just download it..

KEY-9 Map

 


Human Resource Management Map

  • The Human Resource Management Map, represents a component map to be considered when defining and designing the long term Human Resource Management Development.
  • See below an example heat map showing what components are currently covered in an international company and where the company decided that additional focus and strategy work is required prior further technical optimizations.
  • If you are interested in a more detailed presentation, download here the English version or the German version.

Human Resource Map

 


Business Continuity Management Map

  • The Business Continuity Management Map represents a component map to be considered when defining and designing Business Continuity Management.
  • See below an example heat map showing what components are currently covered in a company, which initiatives are ongoing and where the company decided that urgent focus is required.
  • If you are interested in a more detailed presentation, just download it.

Business Continuity Heat Map