Roadmapping as a Responsive Mode to Government Policy: A Goal-Orientated Approach to Realising a Vision

  • Clive I. V. Kerr
  • Robert Phaal
  • David R. Probert


Government policy documents such as white/command papers embody a country’s future vision for its public services (e.g. defence, energy, health, transport). It is then the task of specific government departments/agencies to realise such visions through their strategic planning activities. To aid departments in their crafting of responses to newly issued policies, the use of roadmapping is proposed as a visual tool to facilitate the elicitation process of determining the most appropriate course of action. To demonstrate this goal-orientated approach, a case study based on the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper and the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet plan will be presented. The developed roadmap employed a new form of architecture, which consisted of a composite structure, in order to provide a logical decomposition of the government’s future vision against the major projects to be conducted as the route to policy implementation. The process to populate the roadmap will be outlined together with a description of the roadmap canvas with its associated visual objects. It is hoped that the roadmap presented in this chapter will act as a graphical datum/prototype for utilising roadmapping in a responsive mode to policy directives.


Concept Mapping Gantt Chart Military Capability Policy Vision Semiconductor Industry Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clive I. V. Kerr
    • 1
  • Robert Phaal
    • 1
  • David R. Probert
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Technology Management, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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