An Essential Feature of an Introductory Project Presentation
A common source of failure in getting full stakeholder support is the lack of a shared vision about the process being evaluated, or of the problems that had been pinpointed and the proposed solutions being submitted. Thus, work flow has to be properly mapped out as a guide, particularly during introductory presentations in which some stakeholders may have very few or no idea at all about the business operation being discussed.
Understand, however, that other process diagrams like “value stream” (see the image at the left) or “functional” maps can be overly comprehensive and elaborate. It presents a convolution of information that seems too much, if the objective is only to discuss and depict how processes flow to the next phase of operational transaction.
The example presented in this article makes use of a less ornate method of a flow analysis. It depicts how product innovations flow from inception stage until they reach the consumer-user. Analyzing each of the key factors presented will reveal if the diagram enables the stakeholder to perceive whether or not there is a balance between people, process, and technology.
Providing a process map for procedural activities can pave the way for sustaining a stakeholder's interest, once the discussion progresses to the more complex aspect of analyses and proposals.