Digital Business Strategy

Be it the realignment of the existing business or to identify new business areas: I accept the challenge of the dynamic environment of digital financial services.

Digital Business Models

The development of a business model or the assessment of the impact of external influences on the business can often become very complex. Methodologies like the Business Model Canvas by Osterwalder or the cybernetic Sensitivity Model by Vester are useful tools to untangle opaque contexts.

 

As the interdependencies of a business environment become more and more complex a structured approach is necessary to find solutions.

  1.  The Business Model Canvas is a tool to analyse existing or potential business models.
  2.  Threats and Opportunities can be assessed interactively and the impact can be identified timely.
  3.  If the system to be assessed becomes even bigger with meshed interdependencies, the cybernetic Sensitivity Model can help to reveal hidden connections.

Visual Problem Solving

Most internal meetings are a waste of time. Only if the meeting participants come prepared and the meeting is well structured does the meeting have a chance to achieve the objective. Modern methodologies taking in to account the psychological and neurological processes of thinking and engagement can help.

Visual Problem Solving with an interdisciplinary team considers the business and functional background of the participants. This methodology utilises graphical elements as a common natural language.

  1. This methodology accelerates knowledge transfer and the engagement of the team in an efficient way.
  2. This methodology is based on results from the research of information processing and learning.
  3. This methodology is field proven for years (see Dan Roam David Sibbet) and helps in professional discussions to focus on the essentials.

Product Development under Uncertainties

The development of a new solution or the question of how to best serve the customer‘s need is often riddled with many uncertainties. If the solution ultimately works can only be known once the product enters the market. This kind of uncertainty can be reduced with the help of a Design Thinking approach.

Design Thinking is a problem-solving approach when the question at hand is characterized by many uncertainties.

  1. This approach relies on the interdisciplinary evaluation of the respective solution space.
  2. In the different steps of the process several complementary perspectives contribute to the product design or the solution requested.
  3. This approach is indeed time and resource consuming, but it reduces the risk of failure significantly.