This is a Level Three Program, which requires Level One competencies. Although it is derived from Step 4 of our Strategic Decision Making model, it does not require prior knowledge of SDM. 

 

Many people see constraints as a negative restraint; yet in decision sciences, a constraint is a necessary condition for a successful decision. The key undertaking in using constraints is identifying them; and there are many different sources of constraints. While constraints are used to narrow down our options, they can also be used in a creative way to expand them, if we have no other options to think of.

 

This program focuses on helping users expand their options.

Solutioning with Constraints

About the Program

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Who is this for?

Normally suitable for those who have completed the Strategic Decision Making program and want to expand their understanding of a crucial element in strategic decision making.

Outcome of the Program

To be adept at identifying constraints, and from there, to expand their options.

Topics

Constraints, revisited

Sources of constraints

Turning from a negative idea to a positive constraint

Using constraints in decision-making

Expanding options with constraints

Divergent-convergent cycle of constraints

Features of the Program

Learning by doing

Practical application

Self-directed

 

 

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