Monthly Archives: March 2008

Thinking tools for thinking people

The human race is a race of tool-builders.  Archeologists, anthropologists and paleontologists describe ancient populations in terms of their technologies; the tools that they shaped to give them some advantage over their environment. The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) is … Continue reading

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Decision: Equity Model

A major decision branch in the Decision Driven® Enterprise Strategy pattern begins with Equity Model. I have framed this decision as “What is our equity model? Who are the shareholders of our organization? What do they own, contribute and receive?” … Continue reading

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Decision: Product Concept

Deep in the Target Markets branch of the Decision Driven® Strategy decision pattern, we eventually reach the Product Concept (aka Solution Concept/Design) decision.  For each product that you identify within your product portfolio, the product concept can be elaborated into a … Continue reading

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Decision: Target Markets

The enterprise strategy decision pattern within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) includes a major decision branch that begins with Target Markets.  This is a natural fan-out point in the decision model, a point where a new branch of child … Continue reading

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Decision: Value Chain Strategy

Every human endeavor has a business model.  There’s no such thing as a free lunch; there’s likely a series (or chain) of value-for-value transactions that brought the food to your table.  In the Decision Driven® Strategy pattern, we call this … Continue reading

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Decision: Core Competency Strategy

Core Competency Strategy is one of the 6 child decisions in our Decision Driven® Strategy pattern under the top-level vision decision. I have framed this decision as “What is our overall strategy to acquire and grow our process and technology core competencies?” … Continue reading

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Decision: Brand Identity

In the Decision Driven® Enterprise Strategy pattern, the top decision, Our Vision, has 6 child decision branches.  The first branch begins with a decision, Brand Identity. I have framed this decision as “What is the identity that we project and that others … Continue reading

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