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At Boundaryless we develop frameworks of intervention out of action-based research with our customers and adopters, and then we consolidate them in Creative Commons released methodologies that everybody can access. Download tools for landscaping and opportunity exploration, tools for platform strategy design, and organizational development to make your team, strategy, and organization ready for the 21st century.

The Platform Design Toolkit – Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide

Our Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide and the related canvases provide a structured approach to scanning an ecosystem and assessing the platform opportunity in there. It will help you evaluate how you can leverage your assets, overcome existing moats, and design ways to transform the value chain with an aggregation strategy by applying recurring Platform Plays.

 

The Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide

 

OUTCOMES

Scan the Ecosystem and transform the Value Chain

 

What can this framework help you with:

  • Ecosystem Scanning: understand what is happening in the ecosystem, identify arenas of opportunity and map existing interactions with your existing assets, identify existing moats, and more;
  • Value Chain Analysis: use Wardley mapping to create a clear map of the value chain you're aiming to “platformize”, assess the evolutionary stage of all components and their importance for the user;
  • Application of the Platform Plays Library: apply our solid library of platform plays to transform the value chain according to recurrent strategic approaches that most platform businesses use;
  • Prepare the Design: approach strategy design with the Platform Design Toolkit strategy design tools with a much more informed and strategic posture, knowing what is the end state you want to achieve.

The Platform Design Toolkit – User Guide and Strategy Design Tools

Our User Guide and Strategy Design Tools are at the core of the Platform Design Toolkit methodology: a widely and well-tested step-by-step process that helps you go from contextualizing entities in the ecosystem and their relationships to designing the platform experience. Identify the two core engines o value: transactions and learning and consolidate everything into a design and a business model that you can prototype and validate.

 

The Platform Design Toolkit User Guide

 

OUTCOMES

Design scalable Platform Experiences

 

What can this framework help you with:

  • Ecosystem Entity portraits: understand your users' context, what is the potential they can leverage, what gains are they seeking, and what kind of niche experiences they want to pursue;
  • Reduce transaction cost: make it easier for the transactions happening in the ecosystem to flow, create standardization to allow for personalized exchanges between peers;
  • Create scalable learning engines: help entities in the ecosystem learn faster than outside of your platform, create a stepped process of onboarding, getting better, and finding new opportunities;
  • Consolidate a platform experience: put everything together into an actionable, clear, and scalable platform experience that can easily be prototyped and validated, and easily communicated to the market.

The 3EO Toolkit

Our Set of 3EO Toolkit with Canvases and a Brief guide will allow you to approach the transformation of your organization according to the principles of self-management, market-drivenness and bring you clear directions for the reduction of organizational debt. Assess the gaps in your organizational culture, identify the key shared services, and structure the micro-enterprises that can bear their own Profit & Loss.

 

Inspired by Haier's Rendanheyi and integrating ideas from the major pioneers in forward-looking organizational and management approaches, the 3EO Toolkit helps leaders to explore organizing in an era of complexity by systemically putting human talentmarket-based dynamicspervasive innovationemergent leadership, and dynamic collaboration at the center of the organization, providing groundbreaking results and resilience.

The E3O Toolkit 1.1 - Brief Guide & Release Note

 

OUTCOMES

Design Entrepreneurial Organizations

What can this framework help you with:

  • Understand how to build enablers of the entrepreneurial initiative: visualize elements of culture, support processes, and architectural choices that can enable entrepreneurship;
  • Unbundle your organization into smaller interdependent pieces: identity what teams can sustain a separate P&L, or similar independence enabling KPIs structures;
  • Recombine capabilities in new products and services: facilitate the recombination of capabilities by designing multi-unit contracts, missionized to the creation of new products, services, and complex user scenarios;
  • Ensure all organizational problems are addressed: design organizational development patterns that allow all contributions to the health of the organization to nicely and organically fit together, beyond bureaucratic, top-down structures.

PDT - Opportunity Exploration

The Platform Design Toolkit – Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide

Our Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide and the related canvases provide a structured approach to scanning an ecosystem and assessing the platform opportunity in there. It will help you evaluate how you can leverage your assets, overcome existing moats, and design ways to transform the value chain with an aggregation strategy by applying recurring Platform Plays.

 

The Platform Opportunity Exploration Guide

 

OUTCOMES

Scan the Ecosystem and transform the Value Chain

 

What can this framework help you with:

  • Ecosystem Scanning: understand what is happening in the ecosystem, identify arenas of opportunity and map existing interactions with your existing assets, identify existing moats, and more;
  • Value Chain Analysis: use Wardley mapping to create a clear map of the value chain you're aiming to “platformize”, assess the evolutionary stage of all components and their importance for the user;
  • Application of the Platform Plays Library: apply our solid library of platform plays to transform the value chain according to recurrent strategic approaches that most platform businesses use;
  • Prepare the Design: approach strategy design with the Platform Design Toolkit strategy design tools with a much more informed and strategic posture, knowing what is the end state you want to achieve.

PDT - Platform Strategy Design

The Platform Design Toolkit – User Guide and Strategy Design Tools

Our User Guide and Strategy Design Tools are at the core of the Platform Design Toolkit methodology: a widely and well-tested step-by-step process that helps you go from contextualizing entities in the ecosystem and their relationships to designing the platform experience. Identify the two core engines o value: transactions and learning and consolidate everything into a design and a business model that you can prototype and validate.

 

The Platform Design Toolkit User Guide

 

OUTCOMES

Design scalable Platform Experiences

 

What can this framework help you with:

  • Ecosystem Entity portraits: understand your users' context, what is the potential they can leverage, what gains are they seeking, and what kind of niche experiences they want to pursue;
  • Reduce transaction cost: make it easier for the transactions happening in the ecosystem to flow, create standardization to allow for personalized exchanges between peers;
  • Create scalable learning engines: help entities in the ecosystem learn faster than outside of your platform, create a stepped process of onboarding, getting better, and finding new opportunities;
  • Consolidate a platform experience: put everything together into an actionable, clear, and scalable platform experience that can easily be prototyped and validated, and easily communicated to the market.

3EO - Entrepreneurial Organization Development

The 3EO Toolkit

Our Set of 3EO Toolkit with Canvases and a Brief guide will allow you to approach the transformation of your organization according to the principles of self-management, market-drivenness and bring you clear directions for the reduction of organizational debt. Assess the gaps in your organizational culture, identify the key shared services, and structure the micro-enterprises that can bear their own Profit & Loss.

 

Inspired by Haier's Rendanheyi and integrating ideas from the major pioneers in forward-looking organizational and management approaches, the 3EO Toolkit helps leaders to explore organizing in an era of complexity by systemically putting human talentmarket-based dynamicspervasive innovationemergent leadership, and dynamic collaboration at the center of the organization, providing groundbreaking results and resilience.

The E3O Toolkit 1.1 - Brief Guide & Release Note

 

OUTCOMES

Design Entrepreneurial Organizations

What can this framework help you with:

  • Understand how to build enablers of the entrepreneurial initiative: visualize elements of culture, support processes, and architectural choices that can enable entrepreneurship;
  • Unbundle your organization into smaller interdependent pieces: identity what teams can sustain a separate P&L, or similar independence enabling KPIs structures;
  • Recombine capabilities in new products and services: facilitate the recombination of capabilities by designing multi-unit contracts, missionized to the creation of new products, services, and complex user scenarios;
  • Ensure all organizational problems are addressed: design organizational development patterns that allow all contributions to the health of the organization to nicely and organically fit together, beyond bureaucratic, top-down structures.

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Mapping, Doctrine, and Culture in the Future of Organizing — with Simon Wardley

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