Strategy

Strategy

Alliance Voices: David Matheson, CEO of SmartOrg >> “Great Decisions Every time”

Value Point:

For an organization to make a great decision every time, integrate the head and the heart. Combining rigor with the right narrative will motivate strong action.

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Decision Quality in Innovation

At first blush, you’d think that Decision Analysts have a lot to contribute to innovation. Innovators face tremendous uncertainty; Decision Analysts are experts at making decisions uncertainty.

Value Point:

When an organization applies a Decision Quality framework to innovation, teams find better paths to growth and build commitment to innovation.

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Turbo-charging New Business Creation

A leader in innovation, HP recognized the need to develop radically new ideas and manage the tremendous uncertainty surrounding moving into new businesses.

Value Point:

New Opportunities are fraught with unknowns. HP scouted LOFA topics across multiple opportunities.

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What’s new in Portfolio Navigator®

The top three commandments on Decision Analytics for Decision Analysts, from a group of close to 90 decision professionals gathered for the DAAG Conference in Austin, are: Embed Decision Analysis, Focus on Results and Incorporate Human Judgment.

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A Question of Renewal

August’s ValuePoint introduced the Four Critical Questions for Decision Making in Strategic Portfolio Management (see below), and September’s edition examined the Sufficiency and Significance questions. In this edition, we’ll look at Renewal.

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Three Pivots and What I Learned from Them

When the course of action you are on is no longer taking you where you want to go, it’s time to pivot to a new course. In a presentation to the Back End of Innovation conference last November, I shared how I pivoted at three key points in my career, and the lessons you can learn from my experience to help you pivot toward successful innovation.

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The Why, What and How of Strategic Portfolio Management

SmartOrg periodically conducts exercises at conferences, seminars and continuing education classes to find out what executives think are the most important aspects of strategic portfolio management and how it

Value Point:

Business purpose defines strategy. 3 questions and 13 tenants can help leadership teams toward strategy alignment.

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    Professional Development

    Six Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management – Part 1

    The credibility of a company, both internally and externally, rests largely in the abilities of its decision makers to make sound, strategic decisions that will benefit everyone from the corner office to the mail room and stretching out to its clients, vendors and customers.

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    How Big – Accuracy vs. Fiction

    Value Point:

    Forecast the future is more analogous to writing fiction. Accuracy is less relevant.

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