I want to scope out a new project. Actually its going to be a programme as the scope is quite broad. The vision statement expressed as succinctly as I can is that ‘Every man and woman is born equal’ – equality of opportunity, equality of quality of life, equality of security. All of this irrespective of geographical location.
I’m not going to manage the entire programme definition in this post, but i’ll begin with some key aspects of the business case.
The main driver for the programme is guilt. Let me explain. When I was a kid I spent my time playing with friends, at school, and with my family. I did not work in a sweatshop. I did not serve as a child soldier. I always had plenty of food. I went to university, got a great graduate job, married a beautiful intelligent compassionate woman and have basically had a ball.
But it takes more than a driver to justify a programme. Let’s develop the business case. I need a shorthand phrase to describe the vision – so let’s just call it Earth 2.0
The benefits of Earth 2.0 include: reduced terrorism; a more productive planet; a greater rate of global development. The costs include: some redistribution of wealth from the first world to 2nd and 3rd world countries; possible environmental damage if the growth is not Eco friendly.
In the next post I consider the programme approach