Failure to leverage decision patterns

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 or to start your free trial of DDSF.

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