The Results Model
When you go through the work stages of the process model, you generate insights and results, which provide a kind of “mental letter case” for the results model. The diagram shows how the process model and the results model together form a so-called cognitive map. All thought objects (future factors, assumptions, surprises, opportunities etc.) are unambiguously assigned to a pair of futures glasses and a work stage through the color codes.
The thought objects (future factors, assumptions, surprises, opportunities etc.) in the results model are linked together into a semantic network. That means that each thought object is not only clearly described as a term, but also in its connections and relationships to the other thought objects.
The next diagram shows a simplified representation of this semantic network. In reality, there are over 150 defined connections between the thought objects.
The Eltville Model is simple enough to be a complete thought framework in practice. On the other hand, it is also complex enough to completely show the processes and results of future management whilst remaining independent of specific individual methods, techniques and tools.