Decision Driven® Methods Engine

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web service is based on a rich decision management methods engine. I’ve typically delivered this method to strategy, engineering, project and process teams in the form of a Decision Driven® Design workshop.

Decision Methods Engine-Process

The methods engine highlights the difference between decision management and decision-making.    Decision management includes 6 related processes:

  • Plan Decisions: Proactive identification and prioritization of the decisions to be made in any domain or situation.  Planning the decision analysis effort.
  • Make Decisions: The typical process that folks call decision-making; how to make any one decision well.
  • Manage Decision to Requirements Consequences: Identify and flow-down the results of a decision into requirements.
  • Manage Decision to Plan Consequences: Identify and flow-down the results of a decision into project plans.
  • Manage Decisions over Time: Roadmapping (Evolution of decisions over time)
  • Manage Decisions across Domains: Decision patterns and their reuse. Decision-centric process design.

I’ve touched on many of the concepts behind the Decision Driven® method engine in other posts, but I thought it might help to show you the bigger picture.  Over the next week or two, I’ll be discussing how each of these decision management capabilities can help you avoid common decision faults (defects, problems) and improve your organization’s decision speed, quality and results.

In order to experience the breadth and power of the Decision Driven® method engine, we encourage you to start a Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) trial today. Please contact the Decision Driven® Solutions team at or

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