In Jibility, you can start from any step and elaborate backwards or forwards from there. Starting with the Challenge step through to the Courses of Action step, you are decomposing a step to formulate the next. For example, a Challenge is decomposed into a set of Objectives and an Objective is decomposed into a set of linked Capabilities and so forth. However, Initiatives are formed by aggregating or composing Courses of Actions into a package of work. This is illustrated in the diagram below.
The relationships between each step are as follows:
- A Challenge can be linked to zero or more Objectives;
- An Objective can be linked to zero or more Challenges;
- A Capability can be linked to zero or up to three Objectives;
- A Course of Action is unique to each Capability and a Capability can have zero or more Courses of Actions;
- An Initiative is composed of zero or more Courses of Actions; and
- A Roadmap is composed of Initiatives and dependencies placed onto a grid defined by themes (rows) and stages (columns).