Dirty Dozen Decision Process

When faced with a decision, young organizations tend to pick the least worst of two options.
A better way is to enforce creating a list of a dozen alternatives. That can be done in a couple of hours. The process creates a better definition of the problem and also of the choices. The last choices are difficult to define was we get excited seeing better solutions, but completing this artificial exercise eliminates a lot of rework down the line.
The best solution is often a combination of two or three options, which only becomes apparent as the problem resolves into better focus.
I can’t think of a time when part of the solution didn’t come from the last half of the alternatives.
The Dirty Dozen is a formal way to complete your architecture, and creates higher confidence and energy when taking action.
Your thoughts?
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Dick Davies

Hello Jay!

I had some world class halibut last time I was at PSNS. What a memory!

I’ve been collecting these interesting, simples processes since way before the Internet. Like ’em best when they occasionally work!

…and thank you for commenting!