Monthly Archives: June 2008

Decision: Process Initiatives

Most successful organizations invest regularly in process initiatives that grow their core competencies.  The past few years a lot of companies have burnt their budget for such things on six sigma, lean “whatever” or various gate process frameworks.  All of … Continue reading

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Decision: Trial Strategy

Almost all new products merit some form of market trials prior to full-scale launch to the masses.  These may be clinical trials in the case of medical devices or new drugs; they may be alpha or beta releases in the … Continue reading

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Multi-decision innovation framework

Creating the future is fun!  One of the most enjoyable and profitable uses of a proven decision pattern is as an innovation framework.  If your organization is looking for disruptive, game-changing innovations that propel you to a new competitive position, you … Continue reading

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Decision: Methods Engine

Whether you are a consultant, accountant, university, repair shop or a barber, there is more to offering a high-value, high-performing service that just an intense desire to meet your customer’s needs.  High performing services need a high-performance engine – this engine … Continue reading

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Strategic vs operational excellence

I continue to run into folks who are pouring mucho money and effort into applying six sigma techniques to everything.  Six sigma provides a rich toolbox for continuous, incremental improvement of existing processes and systems; it’s great for helping organizations … Continue reading

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WIIFM – Why should I master decision management skills?

What’s in it for me?  Why should I expend the effort to master decision management skills?  Here are a few reasons: Career growth: The greater the breadth and depth of decisions that you master, the more valuable you are to any … Continue reading

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Courseware design decision pattern

I’ve delivered a few hundred workshops over the past 25 years and designed at least 10 courses myself.  Based on those experiences, I’ve developed and refined a courseware design decision pattern.  This decision pattern helps me create courses and course … Continue reading

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