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Situation patterns

Your job will typically fit into one of 3 patterns (roles, functions): Create: Innovate and define strategy, capabilities and solutions. Implement: Translate strategy, capabilities and solutions into reality. Operate: Manage, deliver, perform or support the stuff conceived and deployed by the other … 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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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 patterns for better proposals

If you frequently generate business proposals in response to customer requests (e.g. RFPs, RFQs, RFIs), then you can benefit greatly from the use of decision patterns.  Every proposal offers a solution to a customer’s problem (e.g. use cases, mission scenarios, … 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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Turn your business dashboard into a cockpit

About 5 years ago I was first exposed to the buzz associated with performance management dashboards.  They seemed like a neat concept – a way to collect, summarize, display and manage by a highly-tuned set of business performance metrics across … Continue reading

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Managing decision interactions

A Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) for any complex strategy, system or project is a way to decompose the situation into well-framed, loosely-coupled, bite-sized and manageable “thought packages“.  Each decision “node” within this structure is a well-framed “fundamental question or issue that demands … Continue reading

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