Tag Archives: decision analysis

A 3V Traceability Model

I’ve written numerous posts on decision-to-requirements traceability based on the fact that decisions are the creators and consumers of requirements.  Consistent with this, I use a 3V (or 3-Vee) model of traceability that is best represented by a 3-D model … Continue reading

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Common decision analysis errors

Yesterday I highlighted some common mistakes associated with failure to proactively identify and plan your decisions before diving into decision analysis.  Even if you have correctly focused on a high-priority, well-framed decision (successfully answered the “What do we need to … Continue reading

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Decision faults: failure to proactively plan your decisions

In my October 10, 2008 post, I introduced my belief that all faults are decision faults.  Over the years, I’ve seen quite a variety of bad decision practices that lead to failure.  Here are some decision faults that I lump … Continue reading

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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. The methods … Continue reading

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Trade studies

If you have worked as or with a systems engineer from the Defense and Aerospace industries, you have very likely heard the term “trade study” used to describe a type of design analysis and the white paper or report that … Continue reading

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Pareto’s Law applied to decisions

When I demonstrate the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web application, I sometimes get pushback when folks see the Decision Management windows/tools/panels: Criteria: Seeds the decision with proven pattern of ~10 factors to consider; enables the user to define their … Continue reading

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Situation Appraisal for strategic situations

I regularly come into contact with highly skilled professionals who have had training in human thinking patterns (aka rational process, systems thinking) somewhere in their past.  A Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving & Decision-Making (PSDM) workshop was my first introduction into this … Continue reading

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