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Product Scoping Decisions

If you have been around Product Development or Systems Engineering long enough, you could write some horror stories describing how feature bloat killed a great product. Regardless of your product development methodology (waterfall, lean startup, agile, etc.), every product has … Continue reading

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Optimizing product concepts

Competitive pressures demand continuous optimization of products.  The Spider chart or Tornado chart comparison of alternatives (similar to those within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework ) are very powerful tools to highlight optimization opportunities that can yield the highest payback. The … Continue reading

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Criteria: Use Cases to Support

Every product has a set of use cases (usage scenarios, applications, missions) that it is designed to support or enable.  Obviously, a product that addressed more user needs and the needs of more users will find a larger number of … Continue reading

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Criteria: Product Concept

The decision pattern within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web service includes 2 kinds of data: Decisions – a Decision Breakdown Structure (DBS) comprised of 200+ decisions arranged into a model that represents the strongest decision-to-decision relationships (typical cross-constraints) … Continue reading

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Decision: Product Concept

Deep in the Target Markets branch of the Decision Driven® Strategy decision pattern, we eventually reach the Product Concept (aka Solution Concept/Design) decision.  For each product that you identify within your product portfolio, the product concept can be elaborated into a … Continue reading

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