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Functional decomposition is a decision

Systems engineers do a task that is commonly known as functional decomposition.  This task starts at the very top of the definition of a system and breaks down all the functions required to support the product’s mission (use cases) into … Continue reading

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Decision Driven® Methods Engine

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web service is based on a rich decision management methods engine. I’ve typically delivered this method to strategy, engineering, project and process teams in the form of a Decision Driven® Design workshop. The methods … 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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Continuous decision management

Newton’s Second Law of Motion is expressed as an equation is F = ma; Force = Mass x Acceleration.  This law is one of the most useful principles of the physical sciences; nearly everything we do and every product we … Continue reading

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Accelerate Ideas into Reality

The value proposition for using Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) has 2 primary components: Acceleration premium: Reduce the time to market/capability so that the solution can begin to generate value much sooner.  Compress the “fuzzy front end” by exposing well-framed … Continue reading

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Criteria: Product Concept

The decision pattern within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web service includes 2 kinds of data: Decisions – a Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) comprised of 200+ decisions arranged into a model that represents the strongest decision-to-decision relationships (typical cross-constraints) … Continue reading

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Decision: Solution Architecture

Within the Solution Concept branch of the Decision Driven® Product Design pattern, there’s a rich set of design decisions that address Solution Architecture.  These are the engineering decisions that balance how the product will be realized between hardware, software and … Continue reading

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