Target Operating Model

“A target operating model demonstrates how a business will be constructed to deliver value to its stakeholders at a defined point in the future”

A Target Operating Model is what the business will look like at a defined date in the future based on a chosen strategy that is seeking delivery of that future state. Target operating models are the “to be” or future state definitions. A target operating model needs to explain clearly why the model is as it is, exploring the motivation or the why of the model and linkage from that strategy to the depicted future business.