Phase I - 3 - Operation - Know The Details - Identify Differentials

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Operation
Principle: Know The Details
Practice: Identify Differentials

Motivation:
Know the details. Know what is involved in building the thing. This allows others to challenge, find missing components and create a common image which can be communicated with others.

Consider these first:
Understand The Value Chain

Illustrative description:
Identify those visible top-level components of the value chain that act as differentials.

Detailed description:
Identify those visible top-level components of the value chain that act as differentials. Differentials are the components where there is a qualitative difference between competitors. Differential allows the user to differentiate between us and our competitors. Such components will be in the genesis or custom built stage of evolution. Components in product or commodity/utility stage of evolution are not differentials.

STOP READING, TAKE ACTION

Consider next:
Identify Barriers To Entry or Identify Constraints

Reproduced and adapted from writings by Simon Wardley under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.