Category Archives: Levels of design

Design Principles that guide the design

I have already completed three blogs on the topic of design principles – design principles – how to get good ones, more on design principles and understanding design principles  .   But I was recently approached by my son, who is … Continue reading

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Business process hierarchy and operating models

Here are three charts that I have stolen from Paul Harmon’s blog at BP Trends.   Paul I have not asked permission, but if you object, I will take them out and just refer people to your site.   So please go … Continue reading

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Levels and actors in the design process

I was stimulated by two recent inputs.  One was my two day course Designing Operating Models which ran at the end of April.   Great inputs from participants.  The second is a discussion on LinkedIn about the difference between architects and … Continue reading

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Levels of design and dimensions of design

In the last week I have been wrestling with levels and dimensions – all part of ongoing work on the Operating Model Canvas.   Here is where I have got to. There seem to be five levels of design 1. Strategic … Continue reading

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Tips for designing target operating models

This video describes six tips to help you with designing operating models.   I think you will get more from reading the blogs in this blog than from watching the video,  but if you prefer the human touch, the video will … Continue reading

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The role of processes in an operating model

How far should an operating model include information about processes? The answer to this comes from two directions. First it is a question of levels of design. At the highest level of design, the only process that is relevant is … Continue reading

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