U stands for Unpack/Utilize*.
Remember all that information we M-ine as we M-onitor the flow of action to pick our next dig site?
Let’s call that the M- Cypher.
We don’t do a lot of slowing down to weigh, test, polish, or cut any gems we come across during the M- Cypher.
Often, when researching something completely new, we don’t know enough about the process to discern on the fly. Even with a basic knowledge, M-ining excursions are purpose-driven cram sessions.
People don’t always make the best decisions when hurrying thru large amounts of information.
So, if it looks solid, we pack it up and throw it in the bag. In the interest of time and caution.
Now comes the fun part!
Think of U-npacking as sifting thru raw form gems and precious metals.
If we got the M- Cypher right, we are likely sitting on piles of valuable information.
Our goal is to use (there is a big difference between usage and utilization) what we gathered to build a working outline of the process we are M-onitoring.
What is the fundamental purpose of the process?
What components are critical to the process?
How does each critical component work individually?
What information is value-added?
What are the key performance indicators?
Anything that doesn’t quite fit, don’t trip.
Terrible grammatically, but…
…if you Fly with me…
Remember. Keep it MECE.
This topic really needs a bit of interaction to solidify the exchange of information.
Be on the lookout for a group training/Q&A session in our Telegram community!