DDD Europe 2023 - Program

Domain ReCommoning: Platform Thinking with the Three Economies

Main Conference - Talk


Jabe Bloom

Jabe Bloom
Friday 9 from 14:30 until 15:20 in Red Room

The Three Economies theory illustrates the core conflict between innovation and efficiency as organizational incentives and payoffs. We can use this theory to analyze Platform building and adoption holistically across different selfish interests. In this talk Jabe Bloom, who originally designed the Three Economies framework, will discuss the theory together with Platform/Service Design to get both innovation and efficiency while reducing complexity, cycle times, operational burden and avoiding the tragedy of the commons.

To address these issues, we need to advance practice from platforms as an offering towards platforms as a commons, where ReCommoning is an ongoing optimization of resources and capabilities. This requires new practices for establishing negotiation, collaboration, cooperation and coordination.

Organizations increasingly invest in ‘Platforms’, but too many platforms cost a lot to develop and never get adopted. If you build it, they may not come. Jabe, a Transition Designer, will point out key signposts to look for on the way towards platform thinking and transitioning towards your optimally fit for purpose Platform.

About Jabe Bloom

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Jabe Bloom has been transforming and researching the organizational dynamics and interactions of management, design, development, and operational excellence for over 20 years as an executive, academic and consultant.