Sanofi x Forrester

Forrester and Sanofi present Sanofi's Digital Shopfloor Management System Download the TEI study Forrester x Sanofi study | Digital SQDCP & Lean 4.0

Plane map

What is a plane map brainstorming model?

A plane map is a brainstorming tool that aims to define objectives for either an individual or a team. To do so, the board highlights different factors that, once considered, lead to the definition of the objective. These factors are:

  • Were we come from?
  • What gives us the power?
  • Who do we deliver value to?
  • Who do we steer?
  • Where are we going?

To use a plane map, each question above must be thought through and answers must be generated in each section. Once the participants have written down their ideas, the group must synthesize the answers to each category. When you have agreed upon the collective answers, you can then define your objective .

Why is a plane map used?

An Plane map brainstorming board makes it possible to define an objective in a group. Defining goals motivates participants, and aligns them regarding common objectives.

Who uses a plane map?

All teams seeking to clarify their objectives can use a plane map, no matter the sector or department.

How to set up a plane map board in iObeya?

In iObeya, it’s easy to set up a Plane Map board:

  1. Enter your room, then click Configure the room at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Add a blank board to your room.
  3. Select the Plane map board background from the background catalog.
  4. Add in your tool dock a new set of Notes and rename them according to the 5 factors.
  5. Your board is now ready to be used.

Pro Tips on how to set up a plane map

It is important that all 5 factors are addressed as a whole. After an initial reflection phase, we recommend that you take 5 to 10 minutes on each element. Once the goal is clarified, you can use a speed boat to track the team’s progress towards the goal.

Get started with this template

Discover the full range
of iObeya features

Boards, cards, facilitation mode, integrations and more...

Miro vs iObeya

Two solutions, two different approaches