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Big Ideas: Decision Management

Because Decision Management (DM) is not widely recognized as a first-tier management or technical process, I often have to restate the Big Ideas on which DM is based. For each idea (assertion of a truth that I’ve found useful), I’ve … Continue reading

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Diagnosing start-up failures – and learning from them

A great majority of entrepreneurial start-ups fail.  These failures have many “presenting symptoms” but one root cause – decisions (overlooked, poorly made, poorly executed).  Ultimately “all faults are decision faults” (see October 10, 2008 post).  If you do a root … Continue reading

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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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Failure to manage decisions over time

Every decision has a time-context (planning horizon) that’s important to understand.  Even though decisions are fundamental questions/issues that demand an answer/solution (and in a sense, last forever), their alternatives (answers, solutions) have a limited “good-for” period in which they create … Continue reading

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Failure to manage decision consequences

Everyone believes that decisions have consequences, but many fail to proactively manage them.  You can make a great decision, select a great alternative and still fail during execution.  Here are a few examples of common “failure to follow-through” decision faults: Next … 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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