Driver diagrams

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Driver diagrams show our theory of change. They link together our project aim, the issues we need to work through, and the change ideas we want to test because we think they will improve things. We can visualise the whole of a complex system at a glance, including what we’re going to do about it. Driver diagrams bridge the gap between identifying the need for improvement and how to act on it.

But remember: this is not a project plan – your drivers are issues and your change ideas are things to be tested. Don’t include your project tasks in this. For project planning, consider a project plan on a page or a Gantt chart.