Map to understand risks


My name is @jesper. I work in the IT services industry, and I have created this map:


It shows a map of a system landscape, as we are used to. But I have labelled the evolution axis a bit differently - still it’s about the relative position from unknown/uncharted to embedded/industrialized. For details I read up on how Erik Schön describes the four stages.

It’s probably only half-way right, but with this I can consider:

  • How far can I move the elements to the right?
  • What inertia blocks movement?
  • Which ones can I move the furthest?

With the map (position and movement) I can consider what happens when risks change and evolves. What are your experiences in mapping risks?

Best regards, Jesper