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Reverse Engineer to go farther/faster

We all like the thought of continuous forward progress, accelerating onwards and upwards toward a strategic goal or outcome. But many times our march to the future is best served by a tactical pause in which we consolidate our gains, … Continue reading

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Management by Decisions

Many of my posts focus on Decision Management, a first-order business/technical process that includes the following elements: Plan Decisions: Frame the problem to be solved as an explicit decision model. Make Decisions: Synthesize alternatives, evaluate alternatives, assess risks/opportunities, capture rationale, … 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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Decision baselines: a dynamic plan of record

It’s always helpful for your business to have a plan of record; a baseline plan that your entire organization can see and align their efforts against.  However, if you are pushing the envelope of new technologies, new products, new markets … Continue reading

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Turn a Kaizen Blitz into a Decision Blitz

I launched my consulting business before the term, kaizen, became widely used as a synonym for continuous, incremental improvement.  Most of my consulting engagements have been focused on innovation, strategy, roadmapping, new products, systems engineering or platform engineering – the … Continue reading

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Decision Driven project management

Most project managers place their focus on a project plan comprised of a network of tasks and/or work packages.  These work packages are part of a hierarchical decomposition of the project effort known as a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).  A … Continue reading

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Control requirements volatility with decision baselines

Requirements volatility is one of the classical problems encountered in systems engineering and new product development.  Changes in requirements that occur or are discovered after the design has started can lead to costly delays, rework, project cancellation or even failures … Continue reading

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