Ecosystems form around unsolved problems. When you are clear about the problem and have initial idea of your 2-3 partners you are ready to scope your ecosystem. It typically takes about 6 weeks to work out the purpose canvas, analyze the ecosystem business model and roles of different partners and people and design the leadership model. These are the essential elements of a successful key project – a tangible plan for action.
When the purpose of the ecosystem and the roles of different partners and people in the emerging ecosystem are clear – the ecosystem is ready to start executing the key project. The next steps may include finding an orchestrator or searching for more partners.