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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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Product Scoping Decisions

If you have been around Product Development or Systems Engineering long enough, you could write some horror stories describing how feature bloat killed a great product. Regardless of your product development methodology (waterfall, lean startup, agile, etc.), every product has … Continue reading

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Transform your thinking

Really important changes start in our minds.  If you are attempting to transform your business, create disruptive innovations or make a significant difference in some grand challenge, you will most likely be limited by your fundamental thinking skills.  That’s not … Continue reading

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Decisions = learning that lasts

This week I was reminded of the importance of lifelong learning and further convinced that a well-framed decision is one of the best ways to pass on skills to others.  I found myself on this train of thought after reading … Continue reading

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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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Lean and Agile Thinking

It’s hard to escape the influence that the Lean and Agile movements have had on innovation-driven enterprises.  They have grown from their manufacturing and software roots to converge in the new product development, innovation and start-up space.  And done mostly … Continue reading

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3 Types of Decisions

A Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) is the decomposition of any strategy or design challenge into a hierarchy of decisions (questions that demand answers).  First time “framers” of a DBS often have difficulty in understanding that they have to use the … Continue reading

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