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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http://sdl.re/dynamicbusinessmodels

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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Big Data needs architecture

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SD models offer a rigorous enterprise architecture for firms’ data. Pharmaceuticals firms are  blessed with huge amounts of data on just about everything. But a competitive war-gaming project just completed for one of the big players was surprising. Sure, we could get data on things needed to model the firm and its rivals, but this seemed to come from lots of different sources, in many different forms – mostly big spreadsheets and slide-decks.

The data was inconsistent ...

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Models improve culture?

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Smart folk can crack complex challenges if working in a supportive culture, but dynamic models may help with that.

A contact in New Zealand recently highlighted a case where an IT group in a big mess cracked the quite complex challenges they faced with my friend’s help in building a culturally supportive team environment, so maybe they didn’t need the kind of quant-modeling that SD can offer.

But … I recently had a high-tech start-up case where sales/service/tech-development were at each others’ throats about ...

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