Strategy Maps are similar to Dashboards, except they focus only on big-picture strategy. They have their own section in Spider Impact.
If you don't use the Balanced Scorecard methodology, there's a good change that you'll want to disable strategy maps. We explain how to do that in the Choosing Methodology article.
If you're unsure, we highly recommend reading our popular "What is a Balanced Scorecard?" article to learn more.
Creating a Strategy Map
When you create a new strategy map, you have a choice between Automatic and Blank.
When you choose Automatic, your new strategy map will start with your current organization’s perspectives and objectives already on the canvas. This saves a lot of time because all you need to do is adjust the position of your objectives and draw arrows.
Adding new widgets is exactly the same as in Dashboards too. Just click the Add Widget button and choose an Objective or Perspective from the Scorecards section.
You can also add images widgets and text widgets, which are the same as on dashboards.
You can draw arrows between the objectives on your strategy maps. Just select the objective where you want the arrow to start, click on the arrow button, and drag the new arrow to another perspective.
You can even change the arrow’s thickness, opacity, and dotted style.
The Dashboard and Strategy Map Backgrounds article shows you how you can make strategy maps even better with background images.