Some assembly, er training required

My primary motivation behind creating the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) was to pass on some really valuable skills and concepts to a much broader audience than I could ever reach using a traditional consulting model.  In a large company, high tech environment, I typically have delivered a 3-day hands-on workshop to transfer the unique Decision Management skills within the Decision Driven® methods.  These workshops have always used a “no-case-studies” action-learning format in which participants learn an important skill and immediately apply it to real, high priority decisions that they are facing.  That keeps the workshop light on theory, creates real progress against real decisions (pays the bills) and builds the students a bridge to continued use of the methods after training is completed.

In the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) I’ve put a lot more “smarts” in the software and in the decision pattern.  By doing so, my goal is to reduce the training “footprint” to just 3 hours in a webinar format for the typical user and perhaps 6 hours in a workshop format for lead users and decision mentors.  While it might be ideal to drive the training to zero, I don’t think that’s feasible.  There are some really powerful concepts to convey and skills to learn; these could be transmitted online in a canned training package.  However, the variability in potential students’ starting points would make this a lot less effective than having some human interaction involved in the process.  Some of you are missing some key prerequisites that need to be filled in on-the-fly; others of you have some bad thinking habits and misconceptions about decisions (paradigm blinders) to unlearn.

Experience the smart capabilities embedded in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF). Begin today by contacting the Decision Driven® Solutions team at or to start your free trial of DDSF.

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