Back on business-models again, this time with more of an emphasis on the implications for enterprise-architecture, rather than solely for business-architecture. The initial challenge posed by my colleague was to describe my own business model, by which he meant “how …

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How do we use Alex Osterwalder‘s Business Model Canvas for the business of a not-for-profit organisation? Or, for that matter, the non-monetary aspects of a commercial organisation? Over the past while have been asked by quite a few folks – Shawn …

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One of the keys to breaking free from IT-centric ‘enterprise’-architecture lies in reclaiming the meaning of the term ‘business-architecture’. In TOGAF and other ‘classic’ enterprise-architecture, everything revolves around IT: the IT is deemed to be the sole centre of meaning …

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Who is the customer, in a business model? That’s perhaps not as simple as it sounds. I’ve been working on a long how-to post on using Business Model Canvas in a non-profit context, and realised that even in a commercial …

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Rethinking the enterprise from a customer-centric perspective was another theme that came up in that conversation with Robert Phipps last week, in this case with a bit of virtual help from Chris Potts. The ‘conventional’ way of viewing an enterprise …

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This one’s for Nigel Green, who asked for ‘war stories’ on his VPEC-T framework. (VPEC-T is an acronym for ‘Values, Policies, Events, Content, Trust’, a very useful frame for assessing flows and transactions in enterprise-architectures.) This isn’t a ‘war story’ as …

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A few weeks back, Shawn Callahan of Australian narrative-knowledge consultancy Anecdote asked me to help in devising a modified version of Alex Osterwalder‘s Business Model Canvas. The aim was to produce a business-model tool, suitable for one of Anecdote’s clients …

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