This is a simple but effective group method for quickly identifying the factors that have the most influence on addressing a given challenge. This method is especially helpful when things aren’t moving forward and there seem to be underlying issues that hold things back.
The process helps push a group to think harder about what’s really holding back progress. It also helps groups to identify all the issues and how it impacts the project or network. It is best used with a diverse group of stakeholders who care about solving the challenge, especially if they seem to bring diverging perspectives on how to do it.
Key Factors Mapping Tool [PDF]. Co-Creative Consulting.