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Reverse Engineer to go farther/faster

We all like the thought of continuous forward progress, accelerating onwards and upwards toward a strategic goal or outcome. But many times our march to the future is best served by a tactical pause in which we consolidate our gains, … Continue reading

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Accelerating new product development

There’s no quick fix for accelerating the development of a new product.  That’s because your organization has a baseline (existing, current) capability for product development that is comprised of a mix of existing solutions, people, process/methods, tools and knowledge assets.  If … Continue reading

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Decision patterns for better proposals

If you frequently generate business proposals in response to customer requests (e.g. RFPs, RFQs, RFIs), then you can benefit greatly from the use of decision patterns.  Every proposal offers a solution to a customer’s problem (e.g. use cases, mission scenarios, … Continue reading

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Turn a Kaizen Blitz into a Decision Blitz

I launched my consulting business before the term, kaizen, became widely used as a synonym for continuous, incremental improvement.  Most of my consulting engagements have been focused on innovation, strategy, roadmapping, new products, systems engineering or platform engineering – the … Continue reading

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Stop the brain drain

As Baby Boomers retire in increasing numbers, there’s an amazing wealth of knowledge that will be lost from many successful organizations.  In some cases, this matters little – an industry may be experiencing rapid technology change or significant business model … 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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Reverse engineering a decision and roadmap baseline

Nearly all of my consulting engagements start with the same task – reverse engineering a strategic baseline for the client’s business or project from whatever source documents they can provide.  The initial output of this effort is an explicitly defined … Continue reading

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