“Manage Decisions across Domains” is the fifth process within my Decision Driven® methods engine. That’s really consultant/nerd-speak for “Use decision patterns, dummy!” and “Never make a decision from scratch!” Decisions patterns are a precious form of intellectual property, but are often overlooked because decision management is not seen as a vital business process or core competency.
Here are some common symptoms of failure to leverage decision patterns:
- Knowledge from similar decisions not leveraged or misapplied
- Opportunity for common solution platform not recognized or pursued
- Process deliverables obscure and compete with high priority decisions – value-added thinking not rewarded
Decision patterns are powerful business accelerators and force-multipliers. They can help you accelerate solutions into reality, reducing your time-to-market or time-to-capability. They can power your platform engineering process to create high-value reusable assets that stretch your R&D dollars. They can improve your product development process efficiency by highlighting the “value-creating” decisions between your stage-gates and buried in your development artifacts.
You can leverage the decision patterns available in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) to jumpstart your enterprise strategy and product development efforts. Please contact the Decision Driven® Solutions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to start your free trial of DDSF.