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Managing decision interactions

A Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) for any complex strategy, system or project is a way to decompose the situation into well-framed, loosely-coupled, bite-sized and manageable “thought packages“.  Each decision “node” within this structure is a well-framed “fundamental question or issue that demands … 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 patterns as a consulting services differentiator

Although I’m somewhat biased, I believe decision patterns are the ultimate differentiator for anyone who offers consulting services. Decision patterns are a form of high-level knowledge capture and reuse; they distill out the essence of the thinking that has worked … Continue reading

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Decision patterns unleash creativity

Because I really believe in the power of decision patterns (and I am making them available as part of the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web services), I often get the opportunity to recommend the use of these patterns to … Continue reading

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Massively parallel thinking

The following is crazy talk, but sometimes it’s helpful to aim impossibly high to uncover the roadblocks to dramatic improvement. Why does it take 6, 12, 18, 24 months or more to design and deliver a new product to market?  How … Continue reading

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