Using Visual Strategy Models for faster NZ government planning 

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 Dr Paul Duignan’s      three minute overview












Different aspects of the DoView Visual Strategy Modeling approach have been used in individual New Zealand government agencies, providers, and iwi. Aspects of it has been also been used with other governments and with international organizations such as the IMF.  


Since 2000, many of the outcomes sets in NZ government agency planning documents - particularly Statements of Intent - have been based on individual agency DoView Visual Strategy Models. Some departments have used the approach for all of their strategic planning and to provide the structure for their Statement of Intent. 


If New Zealand Minister adopted the visual strategy modeling approach at Ministerial level, their efforts would integrate well with the way individual government agencies are using it. Minister could spell-out in the form of a visual strategy  model the model they have in their heads of what they want done. This could then be used to quickly communicate their strategy to government agencies, providers and stakeholders so they it can be implemented on the ground.  


Below is a demonstration of how a full set of DoView Visual Strategy Models could be developed for the New Zealand government. On the left are Minsterial-level models for three government priority areas developed as proof of concept models. Down the middle are some examples of individual government agency models. On the right are other examples of models (e.g. for a DHB and a District Council). Click on any box with a small triangle in the bottom corner to drill-down and come back up again. Use HOME to return to the top of the overall model. 




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