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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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Levels of design and dimensions of design

In the last week I have been wrestling with levels and dimensions – all part of ongoing work on the Operating Model Canvas.   Here is where I have got to. There seem to be five levels of design 1. Strategic … Continue reading

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How to get enough information about the detail

The following is mostly stolen from Don Reinertsen’s article “Going to Gemba”.  But it is worth stealing!  Thank you Don. In lean methodology, the way to get enough knowledge about details is to “go to gemba”.  This means going to … Continue reading

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Value chains and operating models

At a recent workshop we were using value chain analysis to help us with operating model design. This has made me wonder whether it might be possible to do this work in a more structured way. The idea in my … Continue reading

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Designing top down and bottom up

It is not possible to design everything at once. So should you start at the top and work down or start at the bottom and work up? Form follows function suggests that you should start at the top – what … Continue reading

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Object oriented design

I am probably the only person on the planet who had not heard of object oriented design. But, today I did learn a bit about it. Forgive me if I have the wrong end of the stick! So, the idea … Continue reading

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