There you are. Having read all those exceptional stories about internal platforms being the accelerator of success for start-ups, you are in for one of your own. Developers in your team share wonderful and inspiring stories about how platforms have enabled others. So, this must be the best thing for your organization, right? Well, before blindly diving into this new adventure, here are some considerations before constructing and developing your own platform. We start by discussing the definition of a platform and how you can form your own definition of a platform. Regarding any definition, the inception and adoption of a platform will impact your operating model. Platforms can be a tremendous enabler for the value delivery of an organization, but it does require limitations on what the platform offers. Without focus, it simply will not offer the benefits of scale and speed. Considering these topics will help you to lay out and define a vision for your platform.