Easier, faster more useful Enterprise Architectures may be possible with System Dynamics

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Enterprise Architecture ‘ is used by IT leaders to link IT to Strategy. LinkedIn Pulse article at http://sdl.re/LIPEA follows discussions with Open Group about the real possibility that living business models we could help with EA projects.

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Living Business Models: LinkedIn Pulse article

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Building on earlier posts about Business Models, this LinkedIn Pulse article clarifies how living, dynamic, quantified models can take us much further than is possible with qualitative frameworks. Better still – this is now easier, faster and more reliable than creating spreadsheet models that are way less useful.

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McKinsey: What’s a Business Model?

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You offer no definition, so when you tell us to “innovate”, what exactly is the thing we are to change? To be fair, no-one else provides a useful definition either – not even the most popular Business Model Canvas. All use abstract, inconsistent terminology, provide no causal explanation as to how a business model actually works and delivers performance, and with no quantification we have not the vaguest idea of the scale or growth of the enterprise the “business model” describes, or even if the model is viable ...

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Accounting for people

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People are our most important asset” Right! So why don’t we “account” for them like we do for cash? … and the same for other key assets, too, like customers and products? The closest we get to any of these is to occasionally recognise some pseudo-financial value, as in capital assets, but we need to know what is happening to these critical resources in their own terms.

UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid just got in hot water for lamenting that, on a balance sheet ...

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