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VMOST Cheat Sheets

Cheat Sheets, Crib Notes, Reference Guides... call them what you want, but we all need help sometimes remembering the steps involved when undertaking tasks.

Provided as A3 sized one pagers, the cheat sheets below are designed to provide that help to session facilitators who are using the VMOST canvas to drive strategic thinking.


  • Introduction to the VMOST Canvas

    This slide deck gives an overview of how to implement the VMOST Canvas.

    This summary guide is designed for anyone looking to understand more about the VMOST canvas and focuses on both what are the components and the subsequent benefits that it provides.

  • VMOST Canvas Overview

    his cheat sheet gives an overview of the Inisght & Vision stage.

    Showing how the generation and validation of new ideas fits in with the current organisational landscape, this Cheat sheet gives an overview of Agile strategy alignment within the RRPD cycle.

  • VMOST Mission Board Session Sheet

    This session sheet is used to help teams to align ideas during the creation of mission boards.
    Usually used during collaboration workshops to assist in the grouping and classification of ideas, these sheets can be combined to help you quickly create a framework for a VMOST Mission Board to help strategically align ideas and tactics.

  • Concept Card Template

    This cheat sheet covers the Tactic itself and how much we understand the idea.
    This template helps practitioners to work with stakeholders to define the idea behind each tactic and what it is expected to do. This lightweight approach can help to quickly create the shared understanding needed to provide estimated costs and benefits for each tactic.

  • PTEST Artefacts Hierarchy (A0 Size)

    This A0 cheat sheet shows how the PTEST (Project, Theme, Epic, Story or Sub Task) hierarchy can be used to guide estimation and confidence. It also shows how different levels of the organisation interact with the framework to enable stakeholder management.

  • Badchester - Club VMOST

    This cheat sheet gives an overview of the club Strategy.

    This sheet shows how the club can leverage internal projects and external relationships to ensure that everything it invests in will lead to the desired future.

  • Badchester - Team VMOST

    This cheat sheet describes the Coaching Team Strategy.

    This sheet gives an example of how a team or department within an organisation can utilise VMOST to focus on their core responsibilities within the larger organisation.

  • Badchester - Player VMOST

    This cheat sheet covers an individual's personal Strategy.

    Showing how Strategy Planning can be used for an individual, this sheet gives an example of how the VMOST Canvas can help bridge both personal and career decisions.

  • BAD Loans Company - VMOST Canvas (A0 Size)

    This cheat sheet gives an overview of the Company strategy and investment.

    The download gives examples of how the BAD Loans company aligns and prioritises its backlog of strategic initiatives to ensure that it has the optimal return on investment for a given budget.