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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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Decision Driven® Information Architecture

Many of my previous posts have described the relationships among various types of knowledge: decisions, criteria, alternatives, requirements, risks, plans, etc.  There’s method (actually science) to my madness; here’s the Decision Driven® Information Architecture that I believe illustrates how decisions … Continue reading

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Common decision analysis errors

Yesterday I highlighted some common mistakes associated with failure to proactively identify and plan your decisions before diving into decision analysis.  Even if you have correctly focused on a high-priority, well-framed decision (successfully answered the “What do we need to … Continue reading

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Derived requirements – continued

If decisions create requirements (as explained in my previous post), then decisions also create ALL the interactions between requirements.  This implies that there is never a constant, always-present, solution-independent relationship between any 2 requirements. Perhaps you’ve been involved in populating or … Continue reading

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All requirements are derived requirements

Every requirement that you will ever face can be traced to an upstream decision; all requirements are derived requirements.  I used to offer students in my Decision Driven® Design workshops a large cash prize if they could name a requirement that … Continue reading

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Control requirements volatility with decision baselines

Requirements volatility is one of the classical problems encountered in systems engineering and new product development.  Changes in requirements that occur or are discovered after the design has started can lead to costly delays, rework, project cancellation or even failures … Continue reading

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True and useful

Yesterday I spent most of the day populating the product development (solution design, systems engineering) decisions that are a big part of the Decision Driven® Solutions decision pattern.  I added a branch of decisions that form the bridge between science … Continue reading

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