e3value user manual, first release

E3value User Guide

Designing Your Ecosystem in a Digital World

Jaap Gordijn and Roel Wieringa

E3value User Guide
Designing Your Ecosystem in a Digital World

Copyright © 2021 by The Value Engineers

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2021 02 12: First release.

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1 Introduction
 1.1 Value networks
 1.2 Innovation
 1.3 Value models
 1.4 When to use e3value
2 Value Networks
 2.1 Actors
 2.2 Market segments
 2.3 Value activities
 2.4 Partnerships
3 Economic Transactions
 3.1 Value objects
 3.2 Value ports
 3.3 Value transfers
 3.4 Value interfaces and value transactions
 3.5 Value offering and bundling
 3.6 Value interfaces of market segments
 3.7 Value interfaces of value activities
 3.8 Value interfaces of partnerships
4 Dependency Elements
 4.1 Customer needs
 4.2 Boundary elements
 4.3 Dependency paths
 4.4 And-dependencies
 4.5 Or-dependencies
 4.6 Dependency graphs
5 Quantification
 5.1 Properties
 5.2 Customer need occurrences
 5.3 Sizing market segments
 5.4 Quantifying or-dependencies
 5.5 Cardinality dependencies
 5.6 Same-object bundling
 5.7 Transaction choice ratios
 5.8 Valuations of a value transfer
 5.9 Expenses
 5.10 Investments
 5.11 Computing property values
6 Net Value Flow Analysis
 6.1 Traces
 6.2 Net value flow analysis of an actor
 6.3 Net value flow analysis for a market segment
 6.4 Net value flow analysis of a value activity
 6.5 Net value flow analysis of a partnership
7 Discounted Net Value Flow Analysis of a Time Series
 7.1 Time series
 7.2 Naive net present cash flow analysis
 7.3 Discounted net present cash flow analysis
 7.4 The cost of risk
 7.5 Discounted net present cash flow computation in the time series tool
8 Fraud Scenarios
 8.1 Representing fraud scenarios
 8.2 Analyzing fraud scenarios
A The e3value Ontology
B Properties
 Boundary element
 Customer need
 Cardinality dependency
 Cardinality connection point
 Market segment
 Or connection point
 Transaction choice
 Value activity
 Value interface
 Value offering
 Value port
 Value transfer
 Value transaction
C The e3value Expression Language
 C.1 Object names and identifiers
 C.2 Properties
 C.3 Absolute navigation paths
 C.4 Relative navigation paths