Are goods and services ‘products’ because they can be hired? Is ‘product’ a term that applies only to a commercial context? I’d intended that the next post in this series on the relationship between product and service would be about transfers of responsibility …

Service, product, service – everything for hire? Read more »

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Does it make sense to describe product and service as the same, or views into the same thing? For example, what if your product is a service? The next post in this series on the relationship between product and service was going to …

Service, product, service – service as product? Read more »

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Do product and service have the same structure? If they’re different views into the same space, what of that shared-structure can we see in each case? The next post in this series on the relationship between product and service was going to be …

Service, product, service – a question of structure? Read more »

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Service and product as different views into the same space – is that a novel concept? If so, what does that imply for enterprise-architecture and the like? The next post in this series on the relationship between product and service was …

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If service and product are different views into the same space, how would we use that in enterprise-architecture, service-design, product-design and suchlike? In the previous post, ‘Service, product, service, simplified‘, we explored a metaphor that perhaps doesn’t sound simple at …

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What is a service? What is a product? How do they relate with each other? And what’s a simple way to describe all of this? Yes, I’ve written a fair bit about this already – for example, ‘Product and service‘, …

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This is an attempt to get back towards ‘Normal Service Will Be Resumed…‘ – I don’t know how coherent it will be, but it’s a start, anyway… Over the past few weeks I’ve had a stream of very good questions from Eric …

Structure, story and relational-assets Read more »

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There are a fair few business-model patterns out there that look really great, really profitable – and yet conceal fundamental flaws that can kill the business outright. (Or, in some cases, it’s not just the business that gets killed… – …

Hidden risks in business-model design Read more »

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I’ve long been a fan of Alex Osterwalder’s work. There can be no doubt that he’s had a huge impact on business-architecture – particularly for startups – with tools such as his Business Model Canvas  [BMCanvas] and, more recently, Value …

What’s the scope of a business-model? Read more »

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I’ll admit I often struggle to find easy ways for people to understand Enterprise Canvas and service-oriented enterprise-architecture – thinking in terms of services doesn’t seem to come naturally to many people. But the other morning, up came one of …

Enterprise Canvas – a military analogy Read more »

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