Reviewing the options for setting up a small website, and ending up with WordPress

After spending a frankly depressing amount of time trying out various options, I’ve recently set up this blog, and a recent project blog, the Amateur Wardley Mapping User Group, to run on WordPress.com. For my future self to check as much as anyone else, I’ll explain my reasons for doing. I have a fair few friends who don’t have … Continue reading Reviewing the options for setting up a small website, and ending up with WordPress

Value Chain Mapping by example with Growing Communities

Through my company Product Science, for the last three years I’ve been working with Growing Communities a non-profit organisation set up in the 90s to get good, fairly traded, organic food to people in a neighbourhood, in an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable way. In the summer of 2015, during a strategy planning workshop together we used Simon Wardley’s Value Mapping technique (often referred to as Wardley mapping) to help work out a strategy for a key part of the organisation’s activity: their weekly veg scheme. With their permission, I’m sharing this write-up to help share examples of using Wardley maps in the wild, as a handy reference point for others. Continue reading “Value Chain Mapping by example with Growing Communities”