Creating line-of-sight models as a means of capability building and defining strategic outcomes
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy visited NASA for the first time. During his tour of the facility, he met a janitor carrying a broom down the hallway. The President then casually asked the janitor what he did for NASA, and the janitor replied, “I’m helping put a man on the moon.”
“Line of Sight (LoS)” is how an individual sees how their role fits into the bigger picture-the thread that links people, teams, and organizations. When people have a clear line of sight, much like the janitor, they understand their company’s purpose and how their work contributes to business goals.
In this session, you will learn how to:
- Create Line of Sight (LoS) models that connect the work done at lower levels of detail with a clear path to organizational outcomes.
- Verify capabilities are linked to clear means and ends to enable organizational transformation.
- Leverage open-source tools to document LoS models and use them as a part of analysis efforts.
- Identify sources of organizational conflict and provide leadership with analysis around risk and resource implications.
Participants will receive a workbook to help kick-start their LoS modeling and analysis efforts.