Phase I - 5 - Communication - Use A Common Language - Use Common Symbols

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Communication
Principle: Use A Common Language
Practice: Use Common Symbols

The governance system must provide a mechanism for coordination and engagement between groups. This requires a mechanism of shared learning. An example of shared learning would be discovery and dissemination of good practice. To achieve this, we must have a common language. Collaboration without a common language is only noise before failure.

Consider these first:
Use Maps

Illustrative description:
Maps are visual, it is useful to have a common lexicon of symbols.

Detailed description:
Use symbols in a way that maintains their common definition. Feel free to add more symbols as required, but bias toward common symbols.


Consider next:
Use Maps or Use Common Terms

Reproduced and adapted from writings by Simon Wardley under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.