The Collaborative Design Process and Decision Engineering

The Collaborative Design Process and Decision Engineering

The intellectual high ground in business decision making is held by a handful of organizations: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Global Institute, and Strategy+Business. I think Rich Karlgaard, the publisher of Forbes, is also a...

Design of the C5 Corvette: A Product Planning Tutorial

In January, the General Motors Corvette and Silverado Pickup truck were named North American car and truck of the year. GM has come a long way in the last twenty years. Twenty years ago the General Motors’ product development process was a mess. The  GM...

Big decisions are about the future. Big Data is about the past.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.    Steve Jobs Big data and Analytics are having a remarkable impact on operational decision making.  They are helping us do lots of things more effectively; things like...

Decision Coaching 2.0: Balancing advocacy and inquiry

After 40 years of working on strategic decisions in the private and public sectors, I am comfortable making the assertion that advocacy based negotiation is how we make decisions — by default.   This is ironic because we say we want informed decisions based on...