Tag Archives: decision quality

Update to Decision Patterns

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) has built-in support for the use of knowledge patterns.  This includes the ability to create and maintain a hierarchical pattern for a set of requirements, decisions or architecture elements.  These patterns can be used … 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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All faults are decision faults

Continuous process improvement methods use problem analysis (root cause analysis) to identify and confirm the cause-effect relationships that lead to defects.  You cannot take effective corrective action until you understand the root cause of a process defect. Your current process or situation … Continue reading

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Accelerating new product development

There’s no quick fix for accelerating the development of a new product.  That’s because your organization has a baseline (existing, current) capability for product development that is comprised of a mix of existing solutions, people, process/methods, tools and knowledge assets.  If … Continue reading

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Strategic Due Diligence – Decisions are the ultimate leading indicators

In its most common usage, a leading indicator is defined as a metric that changes before the economy has changed, i.e. one that gives an advance notice of a change that is about to occur. Your decisions create your future.  This is … Continue reading

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WIIFM – Why should I master decision management skills?

What’s in it for me?  Why should I expend the effort to master decision management skills?  Here are a few reasons: Career growth: The greater the breadth and depth of decisions that you master, the more valuable you are to any … Continue reading

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Decision Driven® Business Plans

The most common help given to entrepreneurs appears to be assistance (outlines, software tools, guidance, peer reviews) in writing a business plan.  This reminds me of the Defense industry which used to pay their contractors primarily for the delivery of … Continue reading

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