Phase I - 9 - Development - Use Appropriate Methods - Use Appropriate Purchasing Methods

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: Development
Principle: Use Appropriate Methods
Practice: Use Appropriate Purchasing Methods

In business, the industrialized domain encourages coherence, coordination, efficiency, and stability. Yet, the discovery of new capabilities in the uncharted domain requires experimentation. Any structure, a company, or a team, needs to manage both of these polar opposites. Components are also evolving between these extremes. These transitional components have a different set of characteristics. They need a third mechanism of management.

Consider these first:
Use Agile Methods and Use Lean Methods and Use Six Sigma Methods

Illustrative description:
You can buy capabilities from each evolutionary stage. You should ensure you use an appropriate purchasing method.

Detailed description:
An appropriate purchasing method relates to the certainty of a component.

In Genesis, there is no certainty. Outcomes are unknown. It does not make sense to provide a detailed specification of the need. Instead, spend on time and materials like venture capitalists do. Outcome based spending becomes more appropriate with improved certainty of custom builds. Per product pricing and fixed cost become more appropriate for products and rental. And in the industrialized components, unit and utility billing becomes appropriate.


Consider next:
Use Agile Methods or Use Lean Methods or Use Six Sigma Methods

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