Knowledge Engineering

Organizing for Value

A disciplined action system, a complete set of techniques, properly arranged, for the sole purpose of efficiently identifying unnecessary cost. Workshops deliver a focused PROPOSAL, by a TEAM, with a PLAN.



Separate INTENT from METHOD
creating Clarity of Thought
Then build a Method based on Intent




Based on Deceptively Simple Questions
  • What is it?
  • What does it do?
  • How much does is it cost?
  • What is it worth?
  • What else will do that?
  • What does that cost?
What does the Customer Really Want?
  • Need Something Done
  • Want an Outcome
  • Want a Function - NOT A FEATURE
We need to change our conversation from:
F O R M    to    P U R P O S E

 Value Management

Framing Your Project for Success

Does your team meetings turn into a clash between people who ‘know’ the problem, AND ‘have’ the solution?  With each person describing the conditions differently!  Every solution requiring someone else to change!

Set the project stage. We lead the team though a structured job plan.  A plan where everyone contributes, elements are determined, alternative solutions explored, and a plan for action is developed based on risk factors.

Project Framing Event Delivers

The business reason for the Project, Goals with definitions, Weighted Attributes, Performance Matrix, Map of functions with relationships

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All created by your group, with agreement and 'buy-in'

 Dave Nave & Associates 2017   -   dave@davenave.com