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A Step-By-Step Walk Through The Beer Distribution Game
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A Step-By-Step Walk Through The Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Sunday, September 18, 2022

An overview of the first 8 weeks of the game, the dashboard and the key performance indicators
Even More Management Power For 2022
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Even More Management Power For 2022

Oliver Grasl - Monday, January 31, 2022

transentis is strengthening its management team with Thomas Eberhardt, former CFO/COO of Toll Collect, the German toll provider.
Play Our New Beer Distribution Game
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Play Our New Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, December 16, 2021

A brief tour of our new version that supports multiple players
Simulating The Beer Distribution Game
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Simulating The Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A stock and flow model of the Beer Distribution Game that can be used to analyze game dynamics
Introduction to The Business Prototyping Toolkit
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Introduction to The Business Prototyping Toolkit

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The key components of the Business Prototyping Toolkit and building System Dynamics models, Agent-based models and hybrid models using a simple example
Using ArchiMate to Brainstorm Enterprise Architectures
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Using ArchiMate to Brainstorm Enterprise Architectures

Olga Medvedeva - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Choosing the best tools when working with enterprise architecture is important - but so is the importance of brainstorming ideas quickly and efficiently.
Ten Key Principles of Digital Transformation
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Ten Key Principles of Digital Transformation

Max Erdrich - Sunday, January 24, 2021

An overview of digital transformation and its ten key principles and how we can learn from rising tech companies and other business transformations
Agile Transformation Processes
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Agile Transformation Processes

Ognjen Manojlovic - Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A closer look at agile transformation processes
How to Deal With Requirements in Flawed Projects
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How to Deal With Requirements in Flawed Projects

Igor Tunjic - Sunday, August 2, 2020

Some examples of what can go wrong with requirements management in large, distributed projects and how to fix this.
Training Artificial Intelligence to Play The Beer Distribution Game
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Training Artificial Intelligence to Play The Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Sunday, May 31, 2020

A brief introduction to agent-based modeling and reinforcement learning, illustrated using the Beer Distribution Game.
COVID-19 And The SIR Model
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COVID-19 And The SIR Model

Stefanie Schröck - Saturday, April 4, 2020

Exploring the COVID-19 pandemic using a simulation based on the SIR model
How to Master The Complexity of Service Transformation
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How to Master The Complexity of Service Transformation

Matthias Voss - Sunday, March 22, 2020

An interview with our CEO and some key ideas on how to approach transformation complexity
Infrastructure Simulation
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Infrastructure Simulation

Dominik Schröck - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Using agent-based modeling to assess infrastructure requirements
Using Simulations to Train And Test Machine Learning Applications
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Using Simulations to Train And Test Machine Learning Applications

Dominik Schröck - Monday, March 18, 2019

Generating high-quality training and testing data Machine Learning algorithms using simulations
A Simple Python Library For System Dynamics
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A Simple Python Library For System Dynamics

Oliver Grasl - Monday, October 1, 2018

Building System Dynamics simulations interactively in Jupyter using Python
Writing Computational Essays Based on Simulation Models
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Writing Computational Essays Based on Simulation Models

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Using the BPTK-Py Python package to write computational essays based on System Dynamics models.
Mobility Business Models in Times of AI And Digitization
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Mobility Business Models in Times of AI And Digitization

Max Erdrich - Monday, July 9, 2018

An overview of technological trends in the transformation of the mobility market and underlying business models.
Energy Markets: a Rising Demand For Flexibility
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Energy Markets: a Rising Demand For Flexibility

Henning Schneider - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A closer look at the energy market
Do Not Reinvent The Wheel in The Energy Market
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Do Not Reinvent The Wheel in The Energy Market

Henning Schneider - Monday, April 10, 2017

An overview of business models in the energy market
Key Benefits of Business Prototyping
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Key Benefits of Business Prototyping

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, March 16, 2017

A brief summary of the key benefits of business prototyping
An Example to Illustrate The Business Prototyping Methodology
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An Example to Illustrate The Business Prototyping Methodology

Oliver Grasl - Friday, March 10, 2017

An example to illustrate the business prototyping methodology
Business Prototyping Building Blocks
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Business Prototyping Building Blocks

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An overview of the building blocks that make up the business prototyping methodology
How the Energy Market Reacts to a Changed Environment
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How the Energy Market Reacts to a Changed Environment

Henning Schneider - Friday, February 24, 2017

How the energy market reacts to a changed environment
Key Aspects of the Business Prototyping Methodology
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Key Aspects of the Business Prototyping Methodology

Oliver Grasl - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An overview of key aspects of the business prototyping methodology
Our Business Prototyping Methodology
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Our Business Prototyping Methodology

Oliver Grasl - Friday, February 17, 2017

Introduction to the business prototyping methodology
The Energy Market Model
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The Energy Market Model

Henning Schneider - Thursday, February 9, 2017

A system dynamics model of the energy market
The Energy Market Transition in Google Trends
Energy Market Transition
The Energy Market Transition in Google Trends

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, January 26, 2017

An analysis of keywords regarding the energy market
Ten Key Principles of Business Transformation
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Ten Key Principles of Business Transformation

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A conceptual model that puts the principles into perspective
Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part IV)
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Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part IV)

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A simulation model to analyze growth scenarios in professional service firms
Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part III)
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Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part III)

Oliver Grasl - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Maximum growth, steady growth and oscillations
How to Write Tests For Your Enterprise Architect Model
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How to Write Tests For Your Enterprise Architect Model

Robert Pagel - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Introducing the Enterprise Architect Model checker
Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part II)
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Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part II)

Oliver Grasl - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A detailed investigation of a simple growth strategy
Why Change is Inevitable But Progress is Not
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Why Change is Inevitable But Progress is Not

Oliver Grasl - Friday, April 10, 2015

An analysis of some internal and internal drivers that force companies to change again and again
Understanding The Beer Distribution Game
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Understanding The Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Friday, January 16, 2015

Using Systems Thinking to improve game results
Play The Beer Distribution Game
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Play The Beer Distribution Game

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Play our online version of the Beer Distribution Game, the classic supply chain simulation, and test your systems thinking skills
Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part I)
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Make Your Professional Service Firm Grow (Part I)

Oliver Grasl - Friday, February 7, 2014

Growth strategies in professional service firms
Exploring The Dynamics of Customer Acquisition
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Exploring The Dynamics of Customer Acquisition

Oliver Grasl - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Applying the Bass Diffusion Model
Seven Levers That Influence Your Revenue
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Seven Levers That Influence Your Revenue

Oliver Grasl - Friday, November 1, 2013

The dynamics of customer development and seven levers that determine your revenue
How do You Make Money in Your Business?
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How do You Make Money in Your Business?

Oliver Grasl - Friday, June 7, 2013

The key ingredients needed to create value
How to Prototype an Internet Startup
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How to Prototype an Internet Startup

Oliver Grasl - Sunday, April 7, 2013

Prototyping an internet startup using the generic business model prototype
Value Creation Logic
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Value Creation Logic

Oliver Grasl - Monday, February 18, 2013

A business model blueprint for professional service firms
Transaction Model
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Transaction Model

Oliver Grasl - Friday, February 8, 2013

A business model blueprint for professional service firms
Value Network
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Value Network

Oliver Grasl - Monday, February 4, 2013

A business model blueprint for professional service firms
Blueprints And Prototypes
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Blueprints And Prototypes

Oliver Grasl - Friday, February 1, 2013

Generic vs. specific, abstract vs. concrete
A Generic Business Model Blueprint
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A Generic Business Model Blueprint

Oliver Grasl - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Business prototyping
The Business Model Concept
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The Business Model Concept

Oliver Grasl - Friday, January 18, 2013

Prototyping business models
Business Prototyping And The Generic Business Model Prototype
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Business Prototyping And The Generic Business Model Prototype

Oliver Grasl - Thursday, January 17, 2013

An introduction to business prototyping
Key Performance Indicators in Professional Service Firms
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Key Performance Indicators in Professional Service Firms

Oliver Grasl - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A case study about key performance indicators in professional service firms