The PICARO Tree of Life
After your To-Be operating model is defined, it is important to breakdown the
CSFs into more manageable pieces that are aligned to the new organizational structure
and core processes. PICARO calls this structure its "Tree of Life Concept"
see Figure 2.
The intention of this depiction is about understanding that the root of the
tree (the vision) splits itself into branches (CSFs) and these into smaller branches
(BSFs and FSFs). Cutting one or more branches might impair the ability of the
organization in achieving its Vision, and will definitely change the way people
perceive the organization. They are all interconnected and, when added up, help
enable the Vision and facilitate the strategy's deployment.
Figure 2: The PICARO Tree of Life Concept
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Once you define the initiatives that need to be delivered based on your Tree
of Life, you can carry out the second and final gap-analysis. This gap-analysis
focuses on comparing the past and the future, "where you are" with "where you want
to be". This analysis is about establishing the steps that need to be taken for
the organization to successfully board the journey of change and transformation
of the business.
One of the most important aspects of this gap-analysis, along with identifying
the actual gaps, is to measure the current capacity and capability of the organization,
as this will dictate the pace at which the transformation should be deployed.
This deliverable represents the second highest peak in resource needs in the project,
mainly due to the fact that Subject Matter Experts will be required to help the
project team perform the identification and analysis of gaps. This analysis is
the final input needed for the Execution Plan.