27 Aug 2015

A tool for business-IT alignment

Information radiators such as story card walls, burn-up charts, build pipelines etc. help with team level agility. What are the corresponding information radiators for overall organizational agility? For example, some places use portfolio Kanban walls. In my book, I describe several organizational information radiators. One of them is what I call as an Alignment Map. They help visualize the alignment of ongoing work with business outcomes. Martin Fowler has kindly published my description of Alignment Maps on his web site.

Lars Barkman has since written up a how-to on collaborating on alignment maps using dot files + Graphviz + version control. You can get the source from github.