Enterprise Strategy Model

Dragon1 as open EA Method defines a reference model for enterprise strategy.

On Dragon1, you can re-use this reference model to make it part of your enterprise meta-model. You can alter the reference model to your theory about enterprise strategy.

Enterprise Strategy Reference model.

Overview of Entities

  • Identity - what an enterprise, organization, company, person, or thing is.
  • Culture - a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, beliefs, customs, and arts within a group.
  • Stakeholder - Organization or person that has an interest or concerns in something like an organization
  • Core Value - a fundamental belief of a person or an organization
  • Mission - the purpose of an organization
  • Theme - the central idea, subject of a talk, writing, or study
  • Vision - the opinion of the way of thinking of a current or future look on a theme
  • Challenge - striving for a daring goal or trying to accomplish a difficult task
  • Strategic Starting Points - What an organization expects from persons or organizations or thinks about future technology, development, and trends regarding a subject
  • Ambition (Strategic Intention) - what an organization would like to achieve or accomplish in the mid-term or long-term future
  • Goal - the desired result, state, or situation
  • Means - physical, virtual, and financial resources used in an organization to achieve goals with
  • Activity - something, like a series of tasks, a person, thing, organization, or group has done
  • Strategy - the path along which objectives are being achieved and accomplished to reach certain goals
  • Policy - the rules and guidelines on the correct way an organization wants employees to make use of means and facilities
  • Result - the outcome, effect of the consequence of something
  • Structure - a system with a certain constructive, operative, and decorative arrangement of and relations between entities

All these entities are part of a container entity like 'Enterprise', 'Organization', or 'Company'.

Identity, Mission and Vision

Every enterprise, organization, or company has an identity. Normally it is fixed over the years, but today more often organizations change their identity.

Therefore it is important to know the identity of the organization. SO Dragon1 has made identity one of the key entities in the strategy model.

The identity of an organization, enterprise, or company defines the range of possible missions or the missions accepted by the market coming from an identity. For instance, a snack bar that wants to serve a healthy dinner to increase the health of their customers seems a bit odd.

In every organization, the stakeholders have visions on themes. The vision on themes of the primary stakeholders like the CxO is input for the ambitions and strategy.

Stakeholders, Ambitions and Goals

The heart of every organization is formed by the stakeholders, like employees, that bring in or set the culture and define the identity of the organization.

In the reference model, you see that stakeholders influence the ambitions organizations have, and directly and indirectly set the goals of the enterprise.

For instance, the Government puts Sustainable Energy Production on the agenda causing organizations to set ambitions in making more use of sustainable energy in their company. Organizations nowadays set goals like: In 2030, we will make no use of fossil fuel in our factories.

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