Exploring outside the Wardley Map space

The space of a Wardley Map is the competitive market.

Simon divides this space in 4 stages, and he always comment how the definition took him around 6 months of work and thousand of data points.

When Simon is asked about what is outside of a Wardley Map he just says there are 2 spaces:

  • Social good (Carlston space).
  • Public or common good (Bouhenguel space).

These spaces have not been studied (as far as I know) and there are many questions about them:

  • What are the characteristics of a component on these spaces?
  • How can one component get into and get out of these spaces?
  • have these spaces their own stages?

Open Source as example

Open source in the software environment is a good example of common good.

There are many type of Open Source licenses and type of organizations. The one I have added on the map above is the one that have 2 type of Legal Entities:

  • One is a non-profit organization that owns the legal rights and preserves the evolution of the software.
  • The other is the commercial entity that offer different type of services, is typically the organization that mainly supports the non-profit organization.

Health systems

In many countries, the health system was something that have been public for some decades. For instance, in Spain, during the last decade, the private systems have grown up a lot by many reasons:

  • They offer some extra services not covered by the public system,
  • They are being subcontracted by the public system.
  • The offer similar services but with more availability, quality…

I do not wanna turn this into a political discussion, just to reflect on a map what I see. And this is what I see:

To be continued…

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