Tag Archives: information architecture

Simplicity

Three events this week have me focused on the theme of simplicity. On Tuesday, I participated in a panel discussion hosted by the INCOSE Crossroads of America chapter in Indianapolis. We fielded multiple questions about the practice of Systems Engineering, … Continue reading

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Manage knowledge, not documents

I stopped thinking much about documents 20+ years ago.  I know that most business processes still demand them (stage-gate, systems engineering, new product development, government contracting, proposals, etc.).  I know that lots of effort is expended in maintaining document templates, … 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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Integrated methods or a bucket of tools?

In my consulting travels, I’ve come across quite a few organizations who use a bucket of tools approach to their strategy, product development and process improvement (e.g. six sigma) efforts.  They offer their teams a dizzying array of techniques, templates, … Continue reading

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Decision: Information Architecture

Whether you are designing a product with lots of “smarts” (hence software) or a new service offering or an enhanced business process, you will likely face an important decision concerning your Information Architecture.  I’ve framed this decision (in the product … Continue reading

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