As Baby Boomers retire in increasing numbers, there’s an amazing wealth of knowledge that will be lost from many successful organizations. In some cases, this matters little – an industry may be experiencing rapid technology change or significant business model transformation such that decisions made or lessons learned more than 2 years ago are already obsolete or fading in their value. However, most strategic decisions and associated knowledge concerning requirements/criteria, alternatives (technologies, solutions and their roadmaps) or risks have a longer shelf-life than just a few years.
Proven decision patterns such as those available in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) can help stop the brain drain. They enable:
- Rapid capture and preservation of strategic decisions and a roadmap baseline for the organization
- Rapid learning framework for new staff to understand the best thinking that has created the organization’s current state
- Consistent methods and visualizations for decisions and roadmaps to aid communication and help folks “pass the baton” to the next generation of workers
- A primed-and-ready innovation framework so that the next generation can immediately create value and see opportunities for disruptive changes to the strategic baseline
Decision Driven® Solutions offers a variant form of the Strategic Roadmapping Jump-Start service that can help your organization capture your strategic baseline and hand it off to the team of the future. This reverse engineering task has been completed at least 100 times across a diverse set of high-tech industries, so the model of the top 50-100 decisions can easily be built in a few days. This usually identifies a few branches of the decision model that contain high-priority “open” decisions that need to be made or revisited as part of strategy refresh and hand-off to the next generation. The jump-start engagement delivers a decision and roadmap baseline, captured in the web-based Decision Driven® Solutions Framework, ready for on-going strategic decision-making and roadmapping.
If this sounds intriguing, check out the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) by starting your free trial of DDSF today. Please contact the Decision Driven® Solutions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.