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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: Strategic Partners

Most companies eventually have to seek out, evaluate and commit to various strategic partners, either through long-term supplier relationships or through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.  Within the Decision Driven® Strategy decision pattern, the Strategic Partners decision is framed as “Who … 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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Compare Alternatives – Spider Chart

The Compare Alternatives capability within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) contains two different comparison views that you can use to compare your alternatives: Tornado Chart: This chart compares the relative effectiveness of any pair of alternatives.  It displays their … Continue reading

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