Next-Generation Visual Operating Model

Blueprint Illustration, Visual Operating Model

The Blueprint Illustration helps teams model the current state and the future state – as well as establish a powerful shared vision for the transformation journey. The Blueprint Illustration is designed to support and enable strategic delivery planning.

The iterative nature of the Blueprint production process uniquely helps you collaboratively create your vision in the form of a ‘Visual Operating Model’. Similar to an engineering blueprint, it provides layered meaningful direction and guidance to effectively execute your strategic game plan.

Client Example – Blueprint Illustration:

Visual mechanism designed to develop & model our clients upfront thinking in a user-friendly and accessible way, so that it informs, directs and guides all follow-on transformation activity. Click on below image to access and navigate enlarged Blueprint Illustration picture.



Blueprint Aide Memoire

The Blueprint Illustration is cut up into a detailed storyboard with plain language notes explaining each and every visual image within the picture. The Aide Memoire ensures everything (aka all high-value thinking) is remembered.

Similar to a policy document, the Aide Memoire is designed to inform and guide organisational design, strategic planning and operational delivery. The Aide Memoire has often been used by our clients to cascade (or evangelise) and embed the new initiative – with functional and business leaders taking their respective teams through the document page-by-page – asking the team “where do we fit?” and “what do we need to prioritise and focus on to make the change happen?” The document is then updated with the respective team’s notes (beside each image) ensuring the Aide Memoire messaging is accessible, understandable, appropriate, relevant – and has real meaning at a local level.

The Value Of Getting Your Upfront Thinking Right

The Blueprint Illustration acts as a very practical visual mechanism to land your collective thinking (aka creative ideas, strategic intent, technical concepts) onto the operational ground floor in a clear, plain language and memorable way. The Blueprint Illustration captures a blend of high-level and deep-dive visual information. It will crystallize your vision in a richly meaningful and highly engaging way – enabling you to deliver change extremely well – helping you to achieve better performance, results and value.

A Parallel Mechanism Designed To Both Complement & Enhance Your Existing Planning & BaU Implementation Activity

The Blueprint Illustration will help develop and model your upfront thinking in a user-friendly and accessible way, so that it informs, directs and guides all follow-on transformation activity.


The Blueprint Illustration is designed to help you effectively navigate the change journey – bridging the gap between where you are now and where you are heading. It will enable you to:

  • Production of a visual target operating model that everyone will clearly understand, identify with and believe in;
  • Develop big-picture understanding across your organization;
  • Align objectives with actions through a clear roadmap for transformation;
  • Gain consensus from key stakeholder groups;
  • Create a single cohesive leadership team;
  • Effectively align multiple teams;
  • Prioritize and deploy resources; and
  • Monitor and measure progress whilst proactively leading transformational change.


The Blueprint Illustration product produces two core deliverables that ensure you retain control and orientation during the heat of delivery. The deliverables are:

  • Clarity of Direction: Production of a meaningful strategic narrative (aka corporate story) that becomes your organizational compass – connecting corporate vision and strategy to project delivery; and
  • Better Orientation & Situational Awareness: Production of an electronic high-resolution interactive visual operating model (aka visual map) that captures your stakeholder landscape in vivid detail – including the system level relationships, dependencies and interdependencies between your key internal and external stakeholders. As well as providing a big-picture whole-system view of your organizations key moving parts – with a mix of big picture / high-level understanding and deep dive value stories that provide rich insight and meaning. All of which wired to direct prioritization, decision-making and behavior – helping you to make ‘better’ investment decisions, do the right projects, and do the projects right.

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Our Transformation Products

Our transformation products are designed to mimic the dynamic and integrated way teams work in the real world. The below products provide a ‘pick-n-mix’ option that identifies individual point-of-need intervention within the context of end-to-end transformation. Click on the following links:

Transformation Execution

Strategy Framework Workshop
Change Strategy Workshop
Cultural Sketch Workshop
Rapid Discovery & Innovation Workshop

Delta Rich Picture

Blueprint Illustration
Role-based Scenario Visualization
Flexible Visual Strategy Support
Rich Picture Animation

Performance Leadership

Transformational Leadership Diagnostic
Performance Leadership Coaching
Performance Leadership Master-class