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What is DSTMS?
DST MAPP is a collaborative visual planning process that provides a simple and effective way to plan any business activity. Regularly used to develop top-level strategies, DSTM can also be applied to any multi-decision process where ownership of implementation is dispersed and hard to monitor.
The three main reasons that planning fails are:
DSTM addresses each of these issues directly, enabling planning teams to collaborate throughout the process using a common interface. DSTM explicitly links strategic planning to tactical implementation which reduces delivery risk.
DSTM is our second business improvement tool of three and compliments our Business Model DNA.
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Who Uses It?
DSTM already has a network of hundreds of organizations and trusted advisers who use the system.
As a DSTM content provider, one of the most challenging tasks is the process of getting your knowledge out of your head (or wherever else it is stored) and captured. The DSTM process focuses on breaking up your experience and knowledge of a complex process into smaller, easy to access, steps that can be understood by someone else who does not have your insight.
What Does It Do?
We recommend that as a first step you create a primary level of content which will involve identifying the name of the step and then giving it a short description of a couple of sentences and asking a single question of the reader. There are two other levels of detail you can progress to once you are happy with the first step. There is no rule as to how many decisions make up an ideal content set. Some sets have up to 100 decision steps and others less than 30.
How does DSTM Work?
DSTM is both a physical and a digital planning system. In its physical form DSTM allows a team to build a plan together around a table, allocating responsibility and agreeing key steps together. DSTM splits any planning activity down into its component parts, focuses the team on addressing each of the components in turn and then enables them to construct a new workable plan from only those components that are relevant to their situation.
With the new plan created, DSTM, in its digital form, provides the team with web-based access to an online version of the plan where each person can view the tasks allocated to them and update progress. Securely hosted on the web and accessible via a web browser, the team can all have access to the same plan at the same time from anywhere, facilitating better communication and ensuring accountability and transparency. The team manager can see at a glance what progress has been made and what areas of the plan need attention.
DSTM is commonly used with the help of our trusted advisors who can independently help the team create and agree an initial plan and can subsequently monitor implementation of the plan through the web.
The key benefits of DSTM for an organisation can be summarised as below:
– Can be used as a focus for management & owners to address key issues in the business.
– Enables the creation of a robust strategy with minimum impact on time
– Is a focus for agreement on USP and goals as well as the strategy to move from one to the other
– Is interactive and visual so all can be involved in the process through communication
– Stops strategy staying in the boardroom – it follows the business out
– Enables management/owners to view progress on agreed strategy and identify issues before they become obstacles
– Enables advisors to track progress and to pre-empt/address key issues in advice sessions
– Enables implementers to track progress of whole organisation and celebrate success
– Provides rolling approach to strategy delivery so that it remains continuously live rather than historic and worthless