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Strategy Mapping with Visio and PerformancePoint

In SharePoint 2010 you have the ability to create relationships between key performance indicators (KPIs) and a shapes Visio diagram. This relationship is called a strategy map. Typically, in a PerformancePoint Dashboard you will see a scorecard coupled with a strategy map, as shown in Figure 20-1.

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FIGURE 20-1

When creating strategy maps, you are not limited to the one shown in the figure. You can use any Visio diagram to create a strategy map. However, when designing your diagram, care should be taken when choosing shapes. If you want the shapes and colors to automatically update, avoid using complex shapes such as those that include groupings or sets of other shapes. In this lesson, you will learn how to leverage the contents of a scorecard to create a strategy map.

WHY DO WE MAP STRATEGY?

Strategy maps are created for various reasons. Typically, strategy maps are created to assist organizations in visualizing and uncovering strategic objectives. In addition, the mapping also illustrates cause-effect relationships among an organization or department objectives and strategies. For example, you could create a strategy map to show performance metrics across plants in a region. You could also create a strategy map that shows how individual branch offices are performing across the country. Regardless of your motive, the end results ...

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