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Chapter 3B: Draw the Delivery Chain
Draw the Delivery Chain
System Leader Summary
The delivery chain is the set of actors (people or organizations), and the relationships between them, through which a given strategy in your delivery plan will be implemented. The tools in this chapter will help you answer the question at the heart of the delivery chain: starting with your strategic intent and ending with changes in practice at the front line, how—and through whom—does your strategy actually happen?
Drawing the delivery chain is critical to delivery planning: it lays out your assumptions about how each strategy will impact the field at scale, it helps you probe those assumptions for risks and weaknesses, and it allows you to test them regularly through the development of feedback loops ...