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Decision framework for competitive analysis

For every promising business opportunity or market segment that you may choose to pursue, there is a decision pattern that can be used to guide a quick, but effective competitive analysis. I recommend that before you commit to a new … Continue reading

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Visible assumptions

When folks don’t know what to call something or where it fits in the scheme of things, they tend to throw it into a big bucket or list of assumptions.  This happens most frequently when they are attempting to understand … Continue reading

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Reverse engineering a decision and roadmap baseline

Nearly all of my consulting engagements start with the same task – reverse engineering a strategic baseline for the client’s business or project from whatever source documents they can provide.  The initial output of this effort is an explicitly defined … 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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Decision: Technology Core Competencies

Any company that creates high-tech hardware and software products has to invest strategically in technology core competencies.  This technology portfolio provides the basis for building compelling, highly-differentiated products and avoiding the some of the perils of creeping commoditization. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Decision summary reports

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) report generator provides users with the ability to publish 2 types of reports for their decisions: Summary Table – An Excel spreadsheet that captures all the decisions within the Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) or … Continue reading

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