Tag Archives: proactive decision-making

Update to Decision Patterns

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) has built-in support for the use of knowledge patterns.  This includes the ability to create and maintain a hierarchical pattern for a set of requirements, decisions or architecture elements.  These patterns can be used … Continue reading

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Failure to manage decisions over time

Every decision has a time-context (planning horizon) that’s important to understand.  Even though decisions are fundamental questions/issues that demand an answer/solution (and in a sense, last forever), their alternatives (answers, solutions) have a limited “good-for” period in which they create … Continue reading

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Failure to manage decision consequences

Everyone believes that decisions have consequences, but many fail to proactively manage them.  You can make a great decision, select a great alternative and still fail during execution.  Here are a few examples of common “failure to follow-through” decision faults: Next … Continue reading

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Decision faults: failure to proactively plan your decisions

In my October 10, 2008 post, I introduced my belief that all faults are decision faults.  Over the years, I’ve seen quite a variety of bad decision practices that lead to failure.  Here are some decision faults that I lump … Continue reading

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All faults are decision faults

Continuous process improvement methods use problem analysis (root cause analysis) to identify and confirm the cause-effect relationships that lead to defects.  You cannot take effective corrective action until you understand the root cause of a process defect. Your current process or situation … Continue reading

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Decision déjà vu

We’ve all been there. You are sitting in a meeting and it dawns on you: We’ve made this decision before. Why are we struggling with it again? Perhaps it was on your last project when you wrestled with essentially the … Continue reading

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Life Roadmaps – Managing Dependencies

I’ve been populating a sample Life Roadmap within the Decision Driven® Life web service for a fictional 20-something, Jim Geny.  Here’s a filtered view of this roadmap that focuses on the alignment between 3 decisions: Life Vision Talents/Skills to Develop … Continue reading

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