Features and Benefits
We know that MAPP can be used to assist with any complex project planning where projects have clearly identifiable start and end points which are linked by a series of decision steps. These steps once agreed need detailing, ownership and timescales to ensure delivery. So if you have knowledge and experience of any planned process and you believe that others could benefit from your insight then MAPP can help you to distribute and commercialise these project tools.
MAPP already has a network of hundreds of organisations and trusted advisers who use the system to develop action plans for themselves or their clients. All users have access to MAPP Store and this is the vehicle through which we publish content and make it available for sale. This community of users is constantly growing and we market both new and existing content to all users on a regular basis to promote usage.
Commercialising Your Knowledge
Content Creation Process
As a MAPP content provider, one of the most challenging tasks is the process of getting your knowledge out of your head (or wherever else it is stored) and captured. The MAPP process focuses on breaking up your experience and knowledge of a complex process into smaller, easy to access, steps that can be understood by someone else who does not have your insight.
We recommend that as a first step you create a primary level of content which will involve identifying the name of the step and then giving it a short description of a couple of sentences and asking a single question of the reader. There are two other levels of detail you can progress to once you are happy with the first step. There is no rule as to how many decisions make up an ideal content set. Some project planning sets have up to 100 decision steps and others less than 30.
Using Your Content with MAPP
As a content provider you have the option of outputting your content in both digital and physical formats.
All content is, by default, captured in digital format and loaded up onto the MAPP Store where it can be made available for download. Your content can also be produced into a physical set of cards with an associated Team Guide which can then be used with the physical MAPP project planning system.
The process of uploading your content is straightforward but it will need to comply with a set of criteria so that it can be added to the store and properly represented once loaded. You may want to upload different versions of your content depending on what is included in each. For instance, you may include a basic version at a low price and a more complex version at a higher price.
How do I Get Started?
Resources and Information
You can download the MAPP Content Developer Guide here.
You can download the template spreadsheet for MAPP content set creation here
We are happy to help you with any questions about using your content with MAPP so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.