Planning + Roadmapping

Problem: Planning takes a long time

  • Costs: Slow response time + missed opportunities: because planning takes so much wall clock time. Wasted time: because it takes so long, new information and changes keep coming in that make you redo the planning you already did.
  • How Nemo Helps: The information you actually need for fast and iterative planning - connections of work to outcomes, functional dependencies, and cross-domain impacts - can live in Nemo. Keep using the systems you’re already using, and use refs in Nemo to explain the connections between them.

Problem: Planning takes a lot of time from your most valuable people

  • Costs: Hourly cost: large, frequent, long planning meetings can easily equate to 10s of thousands of dollars. The time isn’t used efficiently (most time is re-establishing context (both more-specific and more-general))
  • How Nemo Helps: Visually represent context so all parties can get up to speed faster. Seamlessly move between contexts, focus areas, and related concepts as the discussion progresses.

Problem: When part of the plan changes, the rest of the plan may need to change

  • Costs: Wasted money from person time spent on rework, plus execution delays. Morale suffers because people get tired of redoing work.
  • How Nemo Helps: Because relationships are structured, a change in one area can be immediately reflected everywhere that refers to the change. People can see how the change impacts their part of the world, and update accordingly.

Problem: The rest of the organization doesn’t understand the plan

  • Costs: If people see something oversimplified and vague: People feel like there is no plan, or that leadership is disconnected from reality on the ground. If people see an overwhelming list of stuff: People feel like nobody’s making the necessary hard tradeoffs.
  • How Nemo Helps: A picture is worth a thousand words. A picture that actually stays up to date with what’s happening in your organization is worth…even more?

Problem: The rest of the organization doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the plan.

  • Costs: Poor morale because people aren’t bought in. Missed opportunities for input from the people closest to the problems because they lack the context to suggest better ways of achieving goals. Slow, expensive reactions to new information because people don’t know how to interpret it.
  • How Nemo Helps: Impacts and connections are explicit and visible in Nemo, so it’s far easier to see what they are for some plan, and to suggest even better options to achieve those goals. When things inevitably change, Nemo gives teams a shared resource to handle those changes intelligently.