Business simulation without programming opportunity - partner search

Why cant we have an Excel-like tool for business simulation? After developing many bespoke business simulations a thought suddenly entered my head: why can't we have something which is to business simulation what a spreadsheet is to financial modelling? Just imagine a tool which let a user, who understands a business area but has no technical skills, build and deploy sophisticated graphical management simulations in under an hour!

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My Eureka moment was 12 months ago - since then I have developed a fully working prototype of a tool to automate simulation building into just 3 steps:

STEP 1 - Define the "Life History" of the main business objects in the simulation
STEP 2 - Identify the main decisions to be explored in the simulation
STEP 3 - Cross-reference the impact of each decisions on the objects life history

To checkout a portfolio of applications built to test the prototype click here.

Also here is a PDF of the 2-page generic business simulator reference card which summarises the ptototypes underpinning meta model and the process whereby new user sims are created.

I am now looking for Business Partners interested in taking this to the next level.

This could involve turning my prototype into a shrink-wrapped product and marketing it via existing channels or embedding the engine into an existing product using web services.

Partners could be business strategy/learning consultancies who want to develop their own unique tool or serious games companies who want to embed it inside their existing platforms or software companies who already have a portfolio of related products or even pragmatic academics who are looking a platform for a research project.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity get in touch with me (Ken Thompson) by email.


About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:

  1. Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
  2. Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
  3. How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event (click here for more details )
  4. Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Strategy Development, Measurement Programmes and Team Learning. (click here for more details)


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