Author Archives: andrew campbell

About andrew campbell

Ashridge Strategic Management Centre Focus on strategy and organisation Currently working on group-level functions and group-level strategy

Yet another operating model framework

At the risk of driving you all mad with different frameworks, I recently came across the following from Adrian Pedroi of Turner & Townsend: What do I like about this?  It incorporates “values, mission and strategy”, which is, of course, … Continue reading

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BCG’s Agile Operating Model Framework

I am always interested in the frameworks used by consultancies because they are working regularly with clients, and, hence, should be learning the most about how to do operating model work.  So I eagerly read a BCG article by Miquel … Continue reading

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One of the problems with capability maps

Last evening I was with Alan Crawley of Optima Partners (specialists in marketing function transformation) talking about marketing operating models.  A most stimulating discussion.   Parallel to this I have been in a LinkedIn discussion with Peter Murchland about capability maps.  … Continue reading

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Value Chain Maps

Over the years, I have become convinced that a value chain map is a more powerful and more easily accepted starting point, both in consulting and teaching, for operating model work (compared, for example, to a capability map).  This blog … Continue reading

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A KPMG framework

As readers of this blog will know, I am always interested in other frameworks (other than the Operating Model Canvas) because it is often possible to learn something or to see the same issues from a new perspective. So here … Continue reading

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Operations Strategy Matrix and Operating Model Canvas

Last week I spoke at an interesting conference hosted by Loughborough.  It was to discuss their approach to operating model work – SOMS – standing for Service Operating Model Skills.  Also speaking were two consultants from OEE, who have partnered … Continue reading

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The forces that are driving operating model change

At various stages in the last few years I have had a check list of trends (mainly tech trends) that managers should be considering when they are reviewing processes or operating models.  Things like “automation” or “digitization” or “mobility” or … Continue reading

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The impact operating model work has on strategy

I am working with a client at the moment on an “operational review”.  I am still at the “explain the methodology” stage:  one of my roles is to skill up the project team so that they can use the Operating … Continue reading

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Operating models and agile

I recently gave a talk at the European Organization Design Forum on the topic of agile organizations.  This forced me to think deeply about what agile is and how it relates to organization design.  So let me share some of … Continue reading

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Linking transformation projects to strategic intent

I spent a fascinating morning yesterday with the head of transformation design in a UK government department.  Like most government departments, the transformation is about cutting costs while improving outcomes.  The lever for achieving this is technology – in particular, … Continue reading

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