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Why Business Models are important for your e-Government initiative

A core problem we find with e-Government initiatives in the Pacific is the lack of clearly articulated business models. Well thought out business models ensure that any e-Government or digital transformation initiatives remain sustainable once the initial project funding runs out. Unfortunately most government departments in the Pacific don’t have a framework in place to develop business models for their e-Government or digital transformation projects.

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We’ve modified the Business Model Canvas above to suit government needs

So we’ve adapted the business model canvas framework from Strategyzer to help our clients understand and then develop business models that are sustainable for their e-Government projects. For those of you not familiar with the business model canvas from strategyzer take a look at their introductory video.

We’ve taken this initial business modelling framework and then expanded on this to ensure that it fits into the e-Government context. We will release a series of blog posts later that expand on how we’ve modified the business model canvas.

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Modifying the Feasibility Assessment in Business Model Canvas for use in Government Systems

In this article we discuss how to use the business model canvas to work out whether the system we are implementing makes sense in a government setting. Traditionally the problem with the the Feasibility part of the business model canvas is that it doesn’t work for the typical government department. Note that the Business Model Canvas can be split into 3 major sections:

  • Desirability – does the system deliver enough value that stakeholders will pay for it?
  • Feasibility – can the system be built with the resources available?
  • Viability – once built can the system be sustained from the value its created for stakeholders?