Business-models, concepts and frameworks
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Business-models, concepts and frameworks

How to create business-models for all needs

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog explores a range of themes relating to business-models and their background.

This book includes about 35 posts and 80 images from the weblog. These posts are split into four groups:

  • Business Models: Business-Model - assesses the purpose and function of business-models in business-architecture.
  • Business Models: Business Model Canvas - outlines usages for the well-known Business Model Canvas in non-profit organisations and beyond startups.
  • Business Models: Business-Architecture Frameworks - summarises business-architecture frameworks that can be used in conjunction with business-models.
  • Business Models: Business Concepts - shows how core business-concepts may apply in context of business-models.
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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

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Table of Contents

  • What’s my own business-model?
  • More on business-models
  • From business-model to enterprise-architecture
    • Step 1: Develop a business-model
    • Step 2: Re-map the overall business-model as related services
    • Step 3: Expand the detail of the overall business-model
    • Step 4: Expand the Key Activities to Archimate ‘Application’ detail
    • Step 5: Expand the Key Resources to Archimate ‘Infrastructure’ detail
    • Step 6: Apply enterprise-architecture disciplines to review the business-model
  • Why business-model to enterprise-architecture?
  • Questions on business-model to enterprise-architecture
  • Business-models between for-profit and not-for-profit
  • What’s the scope of a business-model?
  • Hidden risks in business-model design
  • Using SCORE to reframe the business-model
  • Backbone and business-rules
  • Competition-against or competition-with?
    • Implications in business-architecture and enterprise-architecture
  • Upwards and sideways from business-model (short version)
    • Investors and beneficiaries
    • Guidance – direction-services
    • Guidance – coordination-services
    • Guidance – validation-services
  • Upwards and sideways from business-model
    • Investors and beneficiaries
    • Guidance – an overview
    • Guidance – direction-services
    • Guidance – coordination-services
    • Guidance – validation-services
  • Every organisation is ‘for-profit’
    • Implications for enterprise-architecture
    • Anyway, that should give you more than enough to think about for now :-) - any comments, anyone?
  • Business Model Canvas – a version for non-profits
  • Using Business Model Canvas for non-profits
    • Business Model Canvas for commercial organisations
    • Change the building-block labels for non-profit organisations
    • Connecting to vision
    • Asymmetry of service
    • Investors and beneficiaries
    • Summary
  • Business Model Canvas to Archimate (the short version)
    • Step 1: Start with a business-model on Business Model Canvas
    • Step 2: Separate out the players on the business-model
    • Step 3: Expand the detail for the interfaces of the business-model
    • Step 4: Expand the Key Activities
    • Step 5: Expand the Key Resources
    • Step 6: Apply enterprise-architecture disciplines as required
  • Business Model Canvas beyond startups - Part 1
    • Overview
  • Business Model Canvas beyond startups - Part 2: Front-end
    • 1: Customer Segments
    • 2: Value Propositions
    • 3: Channels
    • 4: Customer Relationships
    • 5: Revenue Streams
  • Business Model Canvas beyond startups - Part 3: Back-end
    • 6: Key Resources
    • 7: Key Activities
    • 8: Key Partners
    • 9: Cost Structure
  • Business-architecture frameworks
  • EA and the Content Economy
  • Enterprise Business Motivation Model
  • More on Enterprise Business Motivation Model
  • Open Group on business-capabilities - a quick review
  • The enterprise, the organisation and the ‘big picture’
  • Enterprise architecture and strategy
  • Architecture is non-functional
  • Non-functional elements in enterprise-architecture
  • Requirements vs constraints
  • The Performance Paradox
  • Push or pull? - two views of enterprise

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