The Wall of Time is a tool used to quickly organize a list of all the possible tasks and subtasks required to implement a (previously defined) solution.
One of the interesting aspects of this tool is that only the future implementer of a task can decide to move it to the final planning.
This activity usually takes place during:
Wall of Plan is one of the Productive Thinking tools presented in Tim Hurson's book Think Better.
What are all the possible tasks that we might need to do to successfully implement our solution?
In this step, we will create an Action Plan.
Working as a group, drag and drop some of the cards containing a task to the Wall of Time into the appropriate term:
Important! Only the person responsible for a given task should transfer the card, and prior to doing so should write his or her name inside the card in the Who is Responsible? section.
Note to the facilitator
If needed, you should change the time scale from months to days or weeks or quarters or years. Just keep it simple and try not have more than 5 time slots.
Look at the final action plan and discuss all together:
Some critical actions are missing?
It is not unusual for some cards to remain untransferred to the Wall of Time. They may be redundant, unclear, or unnecessary to the project.
But it may also be that they are critically important to the project, but no one has taken responsibility for them. If no one claims responsibility for a task, it is unlikely the task will be completed. You must either:
What would be the next steps?