There are generic techniques that are being applied by professionals for problem-solving. Unfortunately, most of the techniques are time taking and not reliable. We have found Business Architecture very helpful in solving CEO problems. There are several areas that add value, my top two would include:
- Improve ability to challenge a decision
- Create multiple solution options
Using Business-Xray technique, a decision maker can gain valuable "Visual Intelligence". This "Visual Intelligence" is key to understanding the anatomy of business strategies and insight to "Collaborating Business Components". These "insight" is key to visualizing impact of change; visualize linkage between goal, strategies and processes, and validate a solution.