Business Ecosystem Modeling: Who will use it?

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Ecosystem Modeling Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Ecosystem Modeling related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.


The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Ecosystem Modeling specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Ecosystem Modeling Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals…

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 632 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Ecosystem Modeling improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 632 standard requirements:

  1. To what extent do you expect your organizations digital business strategy including business models, designs and technology to impact your organizations EA discipline and deliverables over the next two years?

  2. What training and capacity building actions are needed to implement proposed reforms?

  3. Is the current ‘as is’ process being followed? If not, what are the discrepancies?

  4. How do we engage the workforce, in addition to satisfying them?

  5. Does our organization need more Business Ecosystem Modeling education?

  6. Is Business Ecosystem Modeling currently on schedule according to the plan?

  7. Have specific policy objectives been defined?

  8. What is Tricky About This?

  9. Why is SOA Governance Important?

  10. Who will use it?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Ecosystem Modeling book in PDF containing 632 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your Business Ecosystem Modeling self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Ecosystem Modeling Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Ecosystem Modeling areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Ecosystem Modeling Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Ecosystem Modeling projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Ecosystem Modeling Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Business Ecosystem Modeling project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Is there a formal process for updating the Business Ecosystem Modeling project baseline?
  2. Quality Audit: How does your organization ensure that equipment is appropriately maintained and producing valid results?
  3. Initiating Process Group: Just how important is your work to the overall success of the Business Ecosystem Modeling project?
  4. Executing Process Group: What Are the Critical Steps Involved in Selecting Measures and Initiatives?
  5. Activity Duration Estimates: Do you think many information technology professionals have experience writing RFPs and evaluating proposals for information technology Business Ecosystem Modeling projects?
  6. Probability and Impact Matrix: How do risks change during the Business Ecosystem Modeling projects life cycle?
  7. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree can team members frequently and easily communicate with one another?
  8. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Does the solution fit in with organizations technical architectural requirements?
  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Does the document/deliverable meet all requirements (for example, statement of work) specific to this deliverable?
  10. Cost Management Plan: Have the procedures for identifying budget variances been followed?

Step-by-step and complete Business Ecosystem Modeling Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Ecosystem Modeling project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Ecosystem Modeling project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Ecosystem Modeling project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Ecosystem Modeling project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Ecosystem Modeling project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Ecosystem Modeling project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Ecosystem Modeling project with this in-depth Business Ecosystem Modeling Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Ecosystem Modeling projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Ecosystem Modeling and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Ecosystem Modeling investments work better.

This Business Ecosystem Modeling All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:


Includes lifetime updates

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Top 70 Business Ecosystem Modeling Free Questions to Collect the Right answers

What is involved in Business Ecosystem Modeling

Find out what the related areas are that Business Ecosystem Modeling connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Business Ecosystem Modeling thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Business Ecosystem Modeling journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Business Ecosystem Modeling leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

Start the Checklist

Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Business Ecosystem Modeling related domains to cover and 70 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Business Ecosystem Modeling, Business ecosystem, Application service provider, C. S. Holling, Cisco Systems, Complexity science, Ecological niche, Entrepreneurship ecosystem, Ford Motor Company, Harvard Business Review, High tech, Island press, J. Bradford DeLong, McKinsey & Company, Montague Institute, Silicon Valley, Social good, Social networks, Strategic planning, The Death of Competition, Value chain, Value conversion, Value network, Value network analysis, Xerox PARC:

Business Ecosystem Modeling Critical Criteria:

Grasp Business Ecosystem Modeling issues and adopt an insight outlook.

– For your Business Ecosystem Modeling project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– Does Business Ecosystem Modeling create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?

Business ecosystem Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Business ecosystem management and mentor Business ecosystem customer orientation.

– Is there a Business Ecosystem Modeling Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?

– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Business Ecosystem Modeling that make it risky?

– How much does Business Ecosystem Modeling help?

Application service provider Critical Criteria:

Chat re Application service provider decisions and sort Application service provider activities.

– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Business Ecosystem Modeling? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

– Is maximizing Business Ecosystem Modeling protection the same as minimizing Business Ecosystem Modeling loss?

– How do we Improve Business Ecosystem Modeling service perception, and satisfaction?

C. S. Holling Critical Criteria:

Scan C. S. Holling goals and develop and take control of the C. S. Holling initiative.

– Is Business Ecosystem Modeling dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

– How can you measure Business Ecosystem Modeling in a systematic way?

– How do we go about Securing Business Ecosystem Modeling?

Cisco Systems Critical Criteria:

Grade Cisco Systems decisions and find out.

– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Business Ecosystem Modeling moving forward?

– Will Business Ecosystem Modeling deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?

Complexity science Critical Criteria:

Chat re Complexity science engagements and develop and take control of the Complexity science initiative.

– What is the source of the strategies for Business Ecosystem Modeling strengthening and reform?

– Think of your Business Ecosystem Modeling project. what are the main functions?

– What are the long-term Business Ecosystem Modeling goals?

Ecological niche Critical Criteria:

Face Ecological niche outcomes and document what potential Ecological niche megatrends could make our business model obsolete.

– What are the disruptive Business Ecosystem Modeling technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– What are the success criteria that will indicate that Business Ecosystem Modeling objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

– When a Business Ecosystem Modeling manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

Entrepreneurship ecosystem Critical Criteria:

Merge Entrepreneurship ecosystem tactics and adopt an insight outlook.

– How is the value delivered by Business Ecosystem Modeling being measured?

– How will you measure your Business Ecosystem Modeling effectiveness?

– What are specific Business Ecosystem Modeling Rules to follow?

Ford Motor Company Critical Criteria:

Accumulate Ford Motor Company quality and oversee Ford Motor Company requirements.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Business Ecosystem Modeling services/products?

– What is the total cost related to deploying Business Ecosystem Modeling, including any consulting or professional services?

– How to deal with Business Ecosystem Modeling Changes?

Harvard Business Review Critical Criteria:

Group Harvard Business Review projects and overcome Harvard Business Review skills and management ineffectiveness.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Business Ecosystem Modeling strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

– what is the best design framework for Business Ecosystem Modeling organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?

– Are there Business Ecosystem Modeling Models?

High tech Critical Criteria:

Adapt High tech quality and handle a jump-start course to High tech.

– Does Business Ecosystem Modeling systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?

– Is there any existing Business Ecosystem Modeling governance structure?

– What is Effective Business Ecosystem Modeling?

Island press Critical Criteria:

Probe Island press management and point out improvements in Island press.

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Business Ecosystem Modeling requirements in detail?

J. Bradford DeLong Critical Criteria:

Illustrate J. Bradford DeLong engagements and correct J. Bradford DeLong management by competencies.

– How can you negotiate Business Ecosystem Modeling successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

– In a project to restructure Business Ecosystem Modeling outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Business Ecosystem Modeling ?

McKinsey & Company Critical Criteria:

Revitalize McKinsey & Company quality and be persistent.

– Does Business Ecosystem Modeling analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

– What is our formula for success in Business Ecosystem Modeling ?

Montague Institute Critical Criteria:

Mix Montague Institute tasks and define what do we need to start doing with Montague Institute.

– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Business Ecosystem Modeling does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

– Is Business Ecosystem Modeling Required?

Silicon Valley Critical Criteria:

Inquire about Silicon Valley engagements and describe the risks of Silicon Valley sustainability.

– How do mission and objectives affect the Business Ecosystem Modeling processes of our organization?

– Have all basic functions of Business Ecosystem Modeling been defined?

– What are internal and external Business Ecosystem Modeling relations?

Social good Critical Criteria:

Incorporate Social good projects and probe the present value of growth of Social good.

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Business Ecosystem Modeling forward?

– What is our Business Ecosystem Modeling Strategy?

Social networks Critical Criteria:

Accommodate Social networks goals and define Social networks competency-based leadership.

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Business Ecosystem Modeling?

– Can specialized social networks replace learning management systems?

– Does Business Ecosystem Modeling appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– How do we keep improving Business Ecosystem Modeling?

Strategic planning Critical Criteria:

Boost Strategic planning decisions and get going.

– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Business Ecosystem Modeling in a volatile global economy?

– What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your Business Ecosystem Modeling processes?

– Are the data relevant to the strategic planning needs of the company?

– Does the Business Ecosystem Modeling task fit the clients priorities?

The Death of Competition Critical Criteria:

Drive The Death of Competition strategies and revise understanding of The Death of Competition architectures.

– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding Business Ecosystem Modeling?

– Think about the functions involved in your Business Ecosystem Modeling project. what processes flow from these functions?

Value chain Critical Criteria:

Familiarize yourself with Value chain quality and overcome Value chain skills and management ineffectiveness.

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Business Ecosystem Modeling. How do we gain traction?

– Which customers cant participate in our Business Ecosystem Modeling domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?

– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Business Ecosystem Modeling?

Value conversion Critical Criteria:

Align Value conversion adoptions and find answers.

Value network Critical Criteria:

Dissect Value network risks and find out what it really means.

– What are our best practices for minimizing Business Ecosystem Modeling project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Business Ecosystem Modeling project lifecycle?

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Business Ecosystem Modeling is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– How would one define Business Ecosystem Modeling leadership?

Value network analysis Critical Criteria:

Grade Value network analysis goals and suggest using storytelling to create more compelling Value network analysis projects.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Business Ecosystem Modeling information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

Xerox PARC Critical Criteria:

Study Xerox PARC tactics and innovate what needs to be done with Xerox PARC.

– Who will provide the final approval of Business Ecosystem Modeling deliverables?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Business Ecosystem Modeling Self Assessment:

Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Business ecosystem External links:

The role of IT in business ecosystems


Business Ecosystem: Media and Communication IS&T …

Application service provider External links:

Online Transcription Application Service Provider (TASP)

Transcription application service provider (TASP)

[PDF]Application Service Provider (ASP) Agreement For …

C. S. Holling External links:

C. S. Holling – Island Press

C. S. Holling Rankings & Opinions –

C. S. Holling | Canadian ecologist |

Cisco Systems External links:

Contact Cisco – Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) After Hours Trading –

Complexity science External links:

How Complexity Science Could Help Fix Health Care | WIRED

Complexity Science

Complexity Science (eBook, 2013) []

Ecological niche External links:

[DOC]Title: Ecological Niche Modeling of Cryptococcus …

Ecological niche – ScienceDaily

What is ECOLOGICAL NICHE – Science Dictionary

Entrepreneurship ecosystem External links:

What an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Actually Is

Bringing Balance To The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In …

Ford Motor Company External links:

Ford Motor Company – F – Stock Price Today – Zacks

Ford Motor Company incorporated –

Ford Motor Company Common Stock Price – F – Nasdaq

Harvard Business Review External links:

Harvard Business Review Case Discussions – Educators …

Harvard Business Review – Ideas and Advice for Leaders

High tech External links:

Model N High Tech Revenue Management

Don Estridge High Tech Middle School: Home Page

Island press External links:

Long Island Press – Home | Facebook

Books | Island Press

Island Press: Recent Prints –

J. Bradford DeLong External links:


J. Bradford DeLong – Medium

All Stories by J. Bradford DeLong – The Atlantic

McKinsey & Company External links:

India | McKinsey & Company

Silicon Valley External links:

Welcome to the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®

Silicon Valley Bank – Official Site

Silicon Valley innovation enterprise reinventing healthcare

Social good External links:

Social Good Definition | Investopedia

human-I-T | Donate Technology, Create Social Good

Social networks External links:

Connecting with MSU through Social Networks | …

Allstate’s Social Networks | Allstate Insurance Company

Social networks and kids: How young is too young? –

The Death of Competition External links: The Death of Competition – Leadership & Strategy in the Age of Business Ecosystems (9780471968108) by James F. …

Value chain External links:

Data Value Chain | Onvia

U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition

[PDF]The Value Chain From Competitive Advantage , by …

Value conversion External links:

[PDF]R Value to U Value Conversion – HMF Express quick … Value to U Value Conversion.pdf

Calorific Value Conversion –

DOR Use-Value Conversion Charge – Sec. 74.485, Wis. …

Value network External links:

Home | Puget Sound High Value Network

[PDF]Value Network –

WEA Select :: Washington Value Network Home

Value network analysis External links:

Value Network Analysis –

Value Network Analysis – YouTube

Xerox PARC External links:

The Comeback of Xerox PARC – MIT Technology Review