Tag Archives: learning cycles

A 3V Traceability Model

I’ve written numerous posts on decision-to-requirements traceability based on the fact that decisions are the creators and consumers of requirements.  Consistent with this, I use a 3V (or 3-Vee) model of traceability that is best represented by a 3-D model … 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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Tips for entrepreneurs

Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to the Entrepreneurship class at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, my alma mater.  I split my talk between “Using Decisions Patterns to Accelerate Your Business” (which I’ve touched on often in this blog) and … 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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Where do decisions end and implementation details begin?

Decisions are the human thinking process by which we create the future.  The more skilled you become at managing your business, your project or your life as a network of decisions, the more you will see that a truly comprehensive … Continue reading

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Knowledge pull

We live an increasingly knowledge-centric world.  Every year products get smarter; but those who use them – NOT SO MUCH. I think decision patterns will be the next great leap ahead in both smarter products and smarter users.   Once a … Continue reading

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Time to capability

Business folks use a term, time to market, to describe the time it takes to translate an idea for a new product into something real that can be sold to generate revenue.   Getting a product to market fast and first … Continue reading

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