In addition to the detailed examples linked at the top of this page there a number of other areas where people have found value network modeling to be particularly valuable
Business opportunities and business development
Business environments can best be understood as ecosystems consisting of interacting roles and exchanges focused on an industry segment. Value network modeling identifies "white spaces" of opportunity in the business ecosystem. These can give rise to new offerings that complement the current business.
Sales and marketing
In both initial and recurring sales there are standard patterns of interactions among stakeholders that will lead to success. These patterns can be easily defined using value network modeling. Deviations from these patterns will usually indicate a lowered probability of closing a sale, especially in a complex sales cycle.
Partnering and alliances
Industries such as pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment, bio- and nano-technology, and telecom rely on innovation partners to bring forward new products. Value network mapping builds success by increasing the ability to creatively partner in value networks around research, product development, and full implementation.
Business analysis for investments
Value network modeling supports business analysts and investors by (a) determining whether the stakeholder ecosystem of the planned venture is resilient, flexible, and encompassing enough to ensure success, (b) accurately identifying the value that will be created by the venture within the ecosystem, and c) defining the exact nature of alliances and relationships required for success.
Supply chains and value delivery systems
Resource deployment and time-to-market advantage are dependent on the quality, coherence, and vitality of the relevant supply chain value networks and business webs. The value network approach can help visualize the health of supply and production networks as well as value delivery models.
Fast-track process redesign
Product and service offerings are constantly changing - and so are the processes to innovate, design, manufacture, and deliver them. Multiple, inter-dependent, and concurrent processes can be too complex or non-linear for traditional process mapping, but can be analyzed very quickly with value network modeling.
Value network modeling helps mitigate the risks of project management in three areas. The first is clarifying roles and expectations. The second is the explicit monitoring and quality control of intangible deliverables, such as support actions and key information exchanges. The third area is determining and improving the quality and degree of collaboration within the project.
When business relationships change so do roles, value interactions, and workflows. Visualizing the changes as value networks helps to more effectively deploy existing resources without unduly disrupting reporting structures.
Knowledge networks and communities of practice
Understanding transactional dynamics is vital for purposeful networks of all kinds, including those focused on creating knowledge value or building skill and expertise. Modeling helps knowledge networks and communities of practice negotiate for resources and demonstrate their value to different groups within the organization.
Most HR and ERP systems (and even performance review systems) are designed to support one worker holding only one job. Yet, today's knowledge worker plays multiple roles in an organization. Value network modeling helps meet that challenge by providing a role-based structure for managing the flexible workforce.
CFOs and intangible asset management
In determining the true value drivers of the business an understanding of financial and non-financial information is essential, as is an understanding of tangible and intangible value (intellectual and competitive). Value network modeling and analytics provide a way to visualize, analyze, and manage tangible and intangible value drivers that are crucial for comprehending and improving company value creation.
Marketing and website design
How accurately does your website communicate to the world what your organization is about? Value network modeling can quickly reveal how accurately your Internet presence conveys the purpose of your company.