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Ultimately Lean Innovation

Think for a second about what the ultimately lean innovation process might look like: Attack the right problem: Use a proven criteria pattern to evaluate your portfolio of problems to solve and select the problems that will yield the greatest … Continue reading

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Rapid problem framing through decision patterns

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) was unveiled in June 2014 at the INCOSE International Symposium in Las Vegas, NV.  The enhanced capabilities of DDSF include a pattern copy/paste feature in the Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) tool. This function enables … Continue reading

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Functional decomposition is a decision

Systems engineers do a task that is commonly known as functional decomposition.  This task starts at the very top of the definition of a system and breaks down all the functions required to support the product’s mission (use cases) into … 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: Information Architecture

Whether you are designing a product with lots of “smarts” (hence software) or a new service offering or an enhanced business process, you will likely face an important decision concerning your Information Architecture.  I’ve framed this decision (in the product … Continue reading

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Decision: Service Flow – Engagement Model

The decision, Service Flow, is one of the more challenging decisions within the service concept branch of the Decision Driven® Services decision pattern.  The decision is framed as “What series of steps will deliver this service?  How will the engagement … Continue reading

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Decision: Tools for X

We all use tools to help us in business or life.  What factors should I consider when I’m faced with an important tool selection decision?  How can I avoid being “snowed” by a salesperson’s pitch and by the gleaming (but not terribly useful) … Continue reading

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