My current role has strategic, project and operational duties. Although these are very different disciplines there is a common management challenge,

We don’t need an accurate document, we need a shared understanding

@jeffpatton at Agile 2012

In agile project management we use Cockburn’s information radiators but these have a much longer history as “visual management” boards in the Lean management of operations.

If you are interested in Visual Management then I strongly recommend this one page guide by Systems2win.