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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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Strategic vs Operational Dashboards

It seems that management dashboards have been a popular business topic for well over a decade.  Senior managers are looking for any edge that will keep them ahead of the disruptive changes that their businesses face. Three of my more … 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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Manage the time lag between decisions and their outcomes

We all know intuitively that the decisions that we make today won’t change our businesses or lives immediately.  There is a time lag between the point at which we make a decision (i.e. commit to a specific alternative and commit … 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 Driven® Information Architecture

Many of my previous posts have described the relationships among various types of knowledge: decisions, criteria, alternatives, requirements, risks, plans, etc.  There’s method (actually science) to my madness; here’s the Decision Driven® Information Architecture that I believe illustrates how decisions … 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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