Tag Archives: Organisation Models

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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Value chain, capability chain or operating chain?

Over the last year I have been going round in circles in my thinking about language.   I am convinced that the best place to start when doing operating model work is with a stakeholder map that helps identify the stakeholders … Continue reading

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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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The importance of starting with value chains

I am siting in Singapore overlooking the straights from Sentosa Island, about to contribute to a conference. (Sorry to boast but the view is … distracting)   But still time for a blog on operating models. Mark Lancelott of PA … 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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Operating model diagrams

Not many people write simply about a subject like operating models.   So I am reproducing here a blog by Jonathan Hammond of Knadel.  Jonathan does a great job of demistifying the task of generating a good diagram of your operating … Continue reading

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Do small companies have operating models?

The following is stolen from a post by Peter Murchland in a discussion group in LinkeIn’s The Enterprise Architecture Network. Thank you Peter and apologies for the changes I have made to your insightful comments. In a new organisation, the … Continue reading

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Working with the Client/Sponsor to get a good brief

Last week I was leading a workshop, mainly for training purposes, but we used a live organisation issue.   A recently appointed manager volunteered his organisation partly because he was planning to make some significant changes, partly because his organisation was … Continue reading

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More on business models and operating models

I recently came across Deloitte’s framework for business models and operating models (see exhibit below).   I was quite taken by the framework and began to think about what it is missing and why or whether my framework is better.   It … Continue reading

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