Tag Archives: core competencies

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 … Continue reading

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Decision: Standards Strategy

Within the Core Competency Strategy decision pattern, there is a Standards Strategy decision that I have framed as “What is our strategy towards influencing or complying with relevant standards?”  This decision addresses your general posture toward standards; you may have … Continue reading

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Decision: Strategic Partners

Most companies eventually have to seek out, evaluate and commit to various strategic partners, either through long-term supplier relationships or through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.  Within the Decision Driven® Strategy decision pattern, the Strategic Partners decision is framed as “Who … Continue reading

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Decision: Technology Core Competencies

Any company that creates high-tech hardware and software products has to invest strategically in technology core competencies.  This technology portfolio provides the basis for building compelling, highly-differentiated products and avoiding the some of the perils of creeping commoditization. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Roadmap examples

I’ve written quite a few words concerning Decision Driven® Strategy roadmaps in the past week, so here’s a few pictures to illustrate important concepts. Here’s a roadmap for an example water filter company that highlights their decisions concerning possible futures … Continue reading

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Decision: Process Initiatives

Most successful organizations invest regularly in process initiatives that grow their core competencies.  The past few years a lot of companies have burnt their budget for such things on six sigma, lean “whatever” or various gate process frameworks.  All of … Continue reading

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Decision management capabilities

As I have said before, Decision Management is a lot more than decision-making.  What decision management capabilities would a world-class organization demonstrate? Proactive decision management: Launch every project or business initiative by framing the entire strategy as a Decision Breakdown … Continue reading

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