You can use decision patterns to very quickly frame out any idea for a new product, service or capability. I just blitzed through the service design decision pattern for a new service offering that I’m contemplating.
This decision pattern contains 26 decisions. Each decision is a “fundamental question/issue that demands an answer/solution“. The decisions provide the superstructure, skeleton, or framework on which the alternatives (parts of the solution) are hung.
Service Design Decision Pattern – Table View
Some of these 26 decisions may call for more than one answer (committed alternative) at time. I may pursue multiple Application Scenarios (aka Use Cases), so the decision model fans out at this point and I have an “instance” of the Value Proposition decision for each application scenario alternative that I pursue. Because of this fan-out behavior, my rapid Decision Blitz actually created alternatives for 42 decisions.
All this took just 1 hour – and I have a pretty complete concept for a service that I could offer to numerous clients over the next decade. Decision patterns create very rapid payback solutions!
Service Design Decision Pattern – Tree View
I’m not done with my Service Design effort, but my next steps are very clear and simple. I’ll review the service concept decisions with my first client, identify 3 or 4 high priority decisions that call for some deeper thought (innovation and/or evaluation) and use the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web service to capture my evaluation and share the results. If I want to, I can also switch to the time-view of these decisions/alternatives and Presto – I can think through and time-align my roadmap for rolling out this service to the world.
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