Planning pizza


The planning pizza template is a project planning tool which is designed to be used in a collaborative environment and helps to sort ideas for project implementation into themes.

Also known as

The tool

The template (developed by the Service Design Academy), helps to structure co-design activities when planning how to put ideas into practice. The planning pizza is designed to identify barriers to, and things needed for, the successful implementation of a new service design or project.

To be honest, while this has a catchy name, and may have novelty value, any other method of sorting ideas into themes will work equally well.

The planning pizza diagram where eight segments relate to who and what questions.

Why use it

When to use it

  • The planning pizza can be used alongside blueprinting and back casting to help guide the planning and implementation stages of the design process (develop and deliver phases).

How to use it



Similar to

Use in conjunction with

Complemented by

  • Blueprinting
  • Back casting


Additional information