Testimonials for ActionMap
Start Up Support
I had a very productive meeting with Jim and another colleague about my startup idea for a healthcare app. With little prior information exchange, we were able to produce and review an operating model of my MVP (minimum viable product) and create a plan for the initial steps in getting it built. Jim’s ActionMap software was used in capturing and organizing the MVP model, evaluations of the model, and major elements of the plan. In two and half hours we were able to advance my idea significantly more than I had been able to accomplish in scores of conversations with several other parties. As a result I now have a clear, doable plan for moving forward to success.
Craig Becker, PhD, Positive Health Leadership
“Participating in an ActionMap workshop led by Jim Johnson showed me the full power and effectiveness of the software. We captured about 180 pieces of information in as many minutes, all well-organized and immediately exported to PowerPoint and Excel for broader review. Our customer described the workshop as a life changing experience. I’m very pleased to be partnering with Jim in bringing this capability to my clients.”
John Allen, Allen Business Advisors
ActionMap methods “in 8 hours saved us roughly 4 four weeks of confusion and stress, and moved us 4 weeks closer to providing professional orderly service to our customers” in an IT process improvement initiative at Hewlett-Packard.
Hudi Cantrell, ISST Training, HP
The 90-minute online ActionMap process modeling session that I did with Jim Johnson was a real eye-opener about the amount of work I’m doing. In addition to highlighting the stress areas, the session gave many me insights about where we can strengthen our procedures and how we can expand our operations. The process maps and evaluations were immediately helpful in getting my advisory team on the same page in terms of contributing time and moving forward with strategy, financial planning and fund raising. I highly recommend working with Jim, he is incredibly thorough and easy to work with!
Mary Haberski, Founder, Daana Blue
ActionMap techniques “played a key role in meeting aggressive schedules in a major marketing and sales development program aimed at a $30 million annual benefit” at Hunt-Wesson.
Bruce Bayless, VP Customer Marketing, Hunt-Wesson
“Jim Johnson worked with me to create a dynamic approach that I could follow to develop an effective detailed business plan for Museum Hue. His collaborative approach was crucial. A key work product was an ActionMap diagram that clearly outlined Museum Hue’s current operations. Jim encouraged me to think about how to effectively advance my work and create better strategies for the organization. Jim also highlighted Museum Hue’s unique programming and provided ideas on ways we can grow and take advantage of other opportunities. Jim’s assistance and guidance will help take Museum Hue to the next level.”
Stephanie Cunningham, Creative Director, Museum Hue
ActionMap process mapping techniques “brought immediate organization to a startup $10M software project; and facilitated the product to be delivered 6 months ahead of schedule with 25% less staff and hundreds of thousands of dollars below budget” at Fireman’s Fund.
Mike Gantos, General Manager, Enwisen
“Jim has made a major contribution to our launch of Jeunes Braves, a non-profit focused on helping young women in Africa escape poverty. Using his ActionMap software, Jim helped pull together a diverse team of new volunteers around a clear common understanding of what our operation would look after we get going.
This has set the stage for developing a pilot approach, a pitch deck, a business plan and a marketing strategy. While Jim’s software did much of the work, Jim provided valuable facilitation of these meetings, and contributed many ideas and suggestions based on his business experience.
We have achieved in a matter of a few weeks of time and several hours of team workshops much more than I had thought possible. As a result the team and I have a strong sense of positive energy and direction toward the success of our mission.”
Som Kpante, Executive Director, Jeunes Braves
Strategic Alignment and Direction
ActionMap procedures “helped produce breakthrough results in strategic alignment and direction setting in a reengineering program for an 8000-location convenience store network” at Chevron.
Joe McKinney, Partner, CSC