Category Archives: Design tools

Eleven visuals that communicate an operating model.

As some of you may know, I am writing a book on operating models, which will probably be called “Operating Model Canvas” – to connect with the “Business Model Canvas”.  I am also making this the center piece of my … Continue reading

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Tools for examining an existing or proposed operating model

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Working on an operating model

In a recent LinkedIn discussion, Don Hutcheson raised the question of the role of organisation charts in Enterprise Architecture (which for me is just operating model work!) There were some interesting responses, which stimulated me to add this post (edited … Continue reading

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Why Design Thinking helps Operating Model work

I have been reading Jeane Lidtka’s book “Designing for Growth” and wanted to share some of her insights.   I also did Jeane’s on-line course – a Darden course with Coursera – which I highly recommend (well, I did not complete … Continue reading

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Value Streams, Context Maps and Process Maps

I have just been reading a 2013 article by Mike Rosen of Wilton Consulting Group about “context maps”.   I don’t like the name, but the article does quite a good job of laying out a flow of analysis that is … Continue reading

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Hoshin Kanri and Operating Models

This blog gives a link to a presentation on Hoshin Kanri, Balance Score Card and Value Disciplines and on how they all link to operating models.   In particular the presentation shows how companies with different operating models will have different … Continue reading

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BCG’s approach to operating models

The Boston Consulting Group recently produced a report on the asset management industry.   The report has all sorts of insights about this industry, but it also has interesting material on BCG’s approach to operating model thinking.  I include a couple … Continue reading

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