Explore your business in a changing environment!
|Purpose : To create a strong Business Model
Application: Business and governmental fields
“Patterns of change”
Business Model Canvas (A. Osterwalder and Y. Pigneur 2010)
>>>Method 1: How does change affect your Business Model?
Players: 2 to 8 | Duration: 15 – 60 minutes | Level: 2 (out of 5)
Last update: 10/6/2012
- Use the Business Model Canvas (A. Osterwalder and Y. Pigneur 2010) to create a sketch of your business model.
- Agree on a time-span that you want to consider in the future (e.g. 2 years).
- Shuffle all the cards (please note that you can also create a random selection of 50 cards).
- In turns, pick a card from the deck.
- Use the “Pattern of change” card. Select the pattern of change that is applicable to the selected card.
- Discuss how this is relevant to your business model using the nine building blocks accordingly.
- If relevant, discuss further to gain more insight.
- Is this pattern of change a threat or an opportunity?
- How do you adjust your business model to this change?
- Are there other relevant circumstances that might occur (and imply the same consequences)?
- If not relevant, discuss other patterns of change to gain more insight.
- Is another pattern relevant to your business?
- Which signals can you identify with each pattern of change?
- What will happen if the current pattern of change suddenly changes?
- Keep playing and repeat step 3 till 8 until you run out of cards or time is up.
>>>Method 2: Stress testing a Business Model
Players : 2 to 8 | Duration: 15 – 60 minutes | Level: 4 (out of 5)
This workshop is included in the deck of cards in English, Dutch, German and Spanish.
- Use the Business Model Canvas (A. Osterwalder en Y. Pigneur 2010) to create a sketch of your business model.
- Place your business model canvas in the center of the table.
- Divide the nine building blocks of the Business Model Canvas among the participants if applicable.
- Shuffle all the cards and deal each player five cards.
- Using the “Patterns of change” card, identify the pattern of change regarding the stated card topic.
- In turns, Look at the business model, select a card from your hand and state a chosen pattern of change to put a building block of another player under pressure. Try to create a situation that it doesn’t function any more.
- The player who’s building block is affected, indicates which changes are needed to solve the problem.
- Can it be done by yourself or do you need help from the other players/building blocks?
- Repeat steps 5 to 7 until the business model is resistant to various developments, you reach your time limit or after playing all the cards.
- Make a pre selection of cards that are relevant to your business.