Humans often don't appreciate uncertainty. Creating a visual roadmap can allow the team to all stay on the same page and have an understanding of what is coming ahead, so they can plan for it.
- 90% of information transmitted…through the brain is visual, so it makes sense…that humans are visual by nature.…It's really common to use spreadsheets or word documents…to map out our project, and we assume it serves…as a clear guide and that everyone gets it.…The challenge is not everyone gets it.…This is why it's important as a team…to create a visual roadmap.…A visual roadmap is just as it sounds.…It's essentially a visual representation…of where you're going, where you are today,…and how you're going to get to the destination.…
There are two key reasons you want this visual roadmap.…First, because people are more visual,…using visuals increase the likelihood…of alignment and persuading external stakeholders.…Second, to communicate the story quickly.…Often times, you need to communicate a high level story…of what you're working on with key stakeholders.…You don't usually get a long time to do so,…and research shows that the average attention span…of an engaged audience is only 20 minutes.…So what do you need on these roadmaps?…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.