The Value Proposition Canvas is a tool developed by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, authors of the business strategy book “Business Model Generation”. It is a visual tool that helps you create a compelling value proposition by mapping out the customer segments, jobs, pains, and gains that a product addresses.
Implementing the Value Proposition Canvas is relatively simple and consists of two parts:
For best results, complete the exercise with your team members either on a whiteboard, or digitally, using tools like FigJam / Figma.
Identify the specific customer segments that the product or service is aimed at.
Identify the specific jobs that the customers are trying to accomplish, the pains they are experiencing while trying to accomplish those jobs, and the gains they hope to achieve.
Based on the customer segments, jobs, pains, and gains, identify the unique value proposition that the product or service offers.
Identify the key activities that the product or service needs to perform to deliver the unique value proposition.
Identify the resources required to perform the key activities.
Identify the partners and suppliers that will be needed to perform the key activities.
The Value Proposition Canvas is a versatile and valuable tool that can be leveraged in a range of circumstances.
There are several ways you can use the insights garnered from completing the Value Proposition Canvas.
Create a value proposition that communicates to clients the distinctive advantages of the product or service using the data from the canvas.
Prioritize product development efforts using the information from the canvas and concentrate on developing a product that specifically addresses the needs and desires of the target consumer segments.
Find new business prospects that are in line with the demands and desires of the customers.
Coordinate partners and resources in order to deliver the unique value proposition.
To make sure the value proposition appeals to potential customers, test and validate it.
Clearly explain the value offer to all relevant parties, such as potential clients, investors, and team members.
Pinpoint areas where the client experience could be improved, then focus on resolving these issues.
Keep the canvas as a reference and update it as the product or service evolves and the customer’s needs change.
Use the canvas to make strategic decisions about the product or service, such