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Design Principles: how to manage them

I have already blogged on the topic of design principles: how to get good ones; more about design principles.  But I was stimulated by some questions from Hans-Christian Grung-Olsen. Before I comment, let me clarify what I mean by “design … Continue reading

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Design Principles that guide the design

I have already completed three blogs on the topic of design principles – design principles – how to get good ones, more on design principles and understanding design principles  .   But I was recently approached by my son, who is … Continue reading

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More about design principles

The more work I do on operating models and organisation structures, the more I focus on creating good design principles.  For example, at a recent workshop in Brisbane (just showing off that I have a global client base!), I spent … Continue reading

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Levels and actors in the design process

I was stimulated by two recent inputs.  One was my two day course Designing Operating Models which ran at the end of April.   Great inputs from participants.  The second is a discussion on LinkedIn about the difference between architects and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the process of design

I have realised over the years that the flow charts we put together to describe the work steps of a design project, which look very neat, dovetail into each other and make all kinds of rational logic, don’t describe what … Continue reading

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Tips for designing target operating models

This video describes six tips to help you with designing operating models.   I think you will get more from reading the blogs in this blog than from watching the video,  but if you prefer the human touch, the video will … Continue reading

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Design principles – how do you get good ones?

Most experts on organisation design or operating model design or enterprise architecture will tell you that you need to define your “design principles” or “design criteria” before you start developing solutions.   The design principles tell you what “good” looks like.  … Continue reading

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Understanding design principles

I had always thought of design principles as objectives that help the designer choose between options. But, as I worked, I realised that design principles only provide guidance towards an acceptable solution space. Within that space there are still many … Continue reading

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