Overview and Key Values

Rapidly Create Strong, Broadly Shared Understanding of Tasks, Values, Ideas and Plans

Results in Hours instead of Days and Weeks 

What is ActionMap?
The ActionMap Toolkit Software Application

ActionMap is a SaaS application for conducting fast-paced, high value online process workshops.

The application provides step-by-step guidance for leading a group through a compact method for process knowledge sharing, review and improvement.

In this way the software serves as an “automated facilitator’s assistant”.

What is Core Value of ActionMap?
(the “Secret Sauce”)

The core value of ActionMap is “Shared Knowledge Building”.

ActionMap accelerates the capture, development and sharing of stakeholders’ knowledge of their tasks, values, ideas and plans.

The “secret sauce” of the ActionMap method a set of proven procedures and formats to quickly, thoroughly and accurately capture personal tacit knowledge and transform it into shared explicit knowledge.

Where can ActionMap be applied?

The “shared knowledge building” of the ActionMap method has been applied to a wide range of purposes.

What are ActionMap’s credentials?

The ActionMap method has been proven in over 100 workshops with organizations including these:

What are the main functional values of ActionMap?

ActionMap supports what is often a weak or missing step at the very start of process methodologies: capturing and cross-sharing stakeholders’ knowledge of each others’ tasks, interests, ideas and plans.

Rather than skipping this step, which always has risks, or going back and forth between workflow modeling and stakeholder alignment throughout the project, ActionMap’s goal is to produced these results, right at the start, in hours instead of days or weeks.

ActionMap quickly, reliably and systematically creates strong shared understanding of the process, agreement about interests surrounding it, and commitment to take action to change it.

ActionMap reduces the time required in meetings to produce high quality collaboration results.

ActionMap addresses a large underserved market for process services needed by small and medium sized businesses and departments in larger organizations.

Why is ActionMap different?

A major differentiating feature of ActionMap is that it diagrams processes at the “transaction” level of detail.

“Transactions” show the movement of real “stuff”: information, money, energy, goods and simple actions, from one place or entity to another.

The transaction level of detail is the same as used in systems engineering models, because it is so effective.

ActionMap combines process mapping at the transaction level with capturing “Evaluations”, comments that support engagement, motivation and direction.

Capturing evaluations encourage meeting participants to express their feelings, values, interests, informed judgements and creativity, balancing the objective, analytic aspect of the maps.

Evaluations are linked to specific map parts wherever possible, which keeps them focused and actionable.

ActionMap produces work products in PowerPoint and Excel, allowing ActionMap to provide an “on-ramp” to more complex methods.

How is ActionMap Priced?

Value Accelerator Package Summary

    • A subscription to the ActionMap® Toolkit™ SaaS application for conducting high-impact online process workshops
    • 30 day free trial, $24/month, $49/quarter, $98/year
    • Free online training - learn the mechanics in under an hour
      (includes training in the "manual" version of the method)
    • Optional training and coaching sessions
    • Using the software in workshops
    • Applying the workshops to business development and projects

The Difference is in the Demonstration

We provide extensive descriptions of the ActionMap method and its benefits and uses, including sample engagements and detailed free training, at actionmap.com and support.actionmap.com.

However, the key value of the ActionMap method is that it creates a unique, highly engaging learning experience. That experience can best be appreciated through a demonstration of the method on a subject that you are interested in now.

 

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