The goal of the OMAR framework (Objective, Method, Assumptions, Results) is to bring order out of chaos, and simplify the complex.
Communicating the "why" behind a business decision can be critical to the unity of a team. Thankfully, we can choose a better alternative to chaos and confusion: the OMAR framework.
The goal of the OMAR framework is to bring order out of chaos, and simplify the complex.
- Define the objective and goal of the analysis
- Map out the best method to go about answering the question
- Determine key assumptions and variables that affect outcomes
- Identify the important insights and results that reveal best next steps
Applications of the OMAR framework include:
- Communicating to a client what led to a specific insight
- Explaining the thoughts behind a decision to your employees
- Expressing your plan of action to investors
Example of the framework in action:
- The objective is to identify the most profitable way to fulfill orders
- The method we used was to break down the cost of shipping with a third party versus shipping ourselves
- The assumption is that there's a point where it will become cheaper for us to ship ourselves instead of with a third party (opportunity breakeven)
- The result we found is that as soon as we surpass 2500 orders per month, it will become more profitable to ship orders ourselves