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Business Modeling by Ron Zahavi, David M. Bridgeland

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Chapter 7

Creating a Good Model

There is no simple formula for creating a good business model. In fact there are lots of ways to fail—many different methods of creating a bad model. These bad modeling methods cross all four model disciplines. For example, one can build an overly complex motivation model, an overly complex organizational model, an overly complex process model, or an overly complex rules model. Similarly, model elements can be given bad names in any of the four model disciplines. Creating a good model involves avoiding all the paths of failure. This chapter explains the different paths of failures and some techniques for avoiding those paths.

Business modeling can deliver significant value. As we described in Chapter 1, there are ...

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