Phase I - 3 - Operation - Know The Details - Understand The Value Chain

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: Understand The Value Chain

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 :
Focus On User Needs

Illustrative description:
Write down the value chain, which is a chain of needs.

Detailed description:
To create the value chain, start with the user and their needs. Then determine components needed to meet their needs. Then for each of those components, identify needed subcomponents. Then, identify subcomponents of those subcomponents, and so on. For an example, see the included (incomplete) value chain for a cup of tea:


Consider next:
Identify Differentials or Identify Barriers To Entry

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