Late last year, we ran an AWMUG event, Mapping Opera, with the Royal Opera House. If you can’t easily get to London, we’re trying out running a Remote AWMUG event, called the RAWMUG Show and Tell, with Chris Daniel of Leading Edge forum.
Yeah, the Remote Amateur Wardley Mapping User Group. Sorry about that.
Okay, what’s the plan this time?
As the name suggests it’s a remote show and tell.
So, it’s getting easier come across examples of Wardley Maps in the wild now – huzzah! In many cases though, they’re still not obvious to look at without someone to explain what they mean, or show how they’re using them.
So, we’re proposing a short season of semi-regular hangouts, where if you’re working on a map, or you’ve created one, you can present it for feedback and critique.
These sessions will be about 40 minutes long – enough to someone to present maybe two maps in total, and give a little context for the maps to help you understand them, and then respond with questions and provide some constructive critique.
I think I get it – when is the first one?
February 9th, 2018, at 3pm CET
That’s Central European Time, and you can easily convert that to your timezone with this handy timezone converter link.
We’re thinking of trying a season of 4 episodes, one every two weeks, if the test run goes okay.
What will be in the first one?
For the first one, will feature Chris Daniel from the Leading Edge forum on using Wardley Mapping to show how Amazon is positioned to compete with banks in the EU in 2018.
Next Chris Adams of Product Science, (that’s me), will be exploring why Facebook might have spent the GDP of Iceland buying Whatsapp, and what the strategic play for this might have been. This will be a step by step run through, using a Wardley Map, to demonstrate thinking at each stage, and there will be time for questions and comments at the end.
Can I present a map too?
Yes – we’d love to hear from you!
Also, if you’re not a white guy in their 30s or 40s (we kinda have demographic nailed already) – we’d especially love to hear from you.
You’ll have 10 minutes to present it, and 10 minutes for discussion, and QnA after presenting.
If you’re unsure about presenting, and don’t have a a fully formed presentation it’s totally okay to shoot an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re happy to help with pointers, or just answering questions.
Okay, I’m interested. What do I do next?
Add your email address to the form below, and we’ll email a reminder with a link to the hangout, and all that jazz.