Wardley Strategic Cycle

Wardley Strategic Cycle visualized

Source: Learn Wardley Mapping

The Strategic Cycle created by Simon Wardley is a process of making strategic decisions (leadership) based on the purpose (“the game”), a description of the competitive landscape (a map), the external forces acting on the landscape (climate), and the training of your people (doctrine).

It is based on Sun Tzu: The Art of War and his minimum set of considerations required for strategic decision-making.


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