Design is the “commander’s intent” of business

  • the situation won’t be as anticipated and instructions won’t make sense in the context they find themselves in;
  • subordinates won’t develop the flexibility or initiative to deal with situations on their own;
  • the subtlety of complex detail will be lost in the friction of communication and misunderstood;
  • different groups won’t have a common understanding and won’t support each other or find themselves in conflict.
  1. the commander communicates his intent: what he wants to achieve
  2. the leadership team develop a plan collaboratively
  3. subordinates play back the plan to their peers in order to cross-check, remove assumptions and elaborate detail

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Nick Jenkins

Nick Jenkins

A thinker, writer and consultant with a passion for things Lean & Agile : www.nickjenkins.net