Tag Archives: modeling

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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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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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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Trade studies

If you have worked as or with a systems engineer from the Defense and Aerospace industries, you have very likely heard the term “trade study” used to describe a type of design analysis and the white paper or report that … Continue reading

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Decision: Functional Model

Form – Fit – FUNCTION.  I’ve always wondered why this little design ditty isn’t inverted; the heart of any product design lies in its Functional Model.  This decision determines which capabilities the product will deliver to the end user; a … Continue reading

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