Welcome to Coherent Decision Solutions

I’m here to provide some techniques and tools to support decision making, innovation and development processes. Not surprisingly, these activities are related although each also stands on its own. I’ve made some progress on a decision management tool demonstration. Take a look at the Tools page for more info. My introduction to decision management was

Quick update on my switch to the Cybertron theme

As I dig deeper into the inspirational resources for FAVA, I am picking/choosing methods/processes/tools that I find useful. I switched to the Cyberton (LyT) theme because it is visually appealing and the sliding panes help keep my focus without loosing panes, but I found that pinning panes on the right side of my screen broke

Daily Notes and Calendar

I started out with Obsidian using the Daily Notes plug-in and opening a Daily Note everyday. This worked out well as I was tracking blood pressure readings on a daily basis so I added a field to my daily-note template (see below). That’s an advantage of using templates; they can be adjusted as you change

Comment on Nick Milo’s 2022-04-13 LyT Video

Nick released some thinking about the “Knowledge Process” which can be viewed here. I’m just starting to catch up with his offerings and find that his use of Obsidian is insightful. He is solidly in the camp of providing what I express as a “focused offering” and within that offering his ideas are resonating with

Update on the Hardest Part of changing 2nd Brain styles

I’ve been working on migrating my Evernote P.A.R.A files for more than 2 weeks, there are a lot of them. I’ve migrated all of my “Project” oriented information and feel like it is all retrievable. Prioritizing is next for them. My “Areas” and “Resource” collections are still pretty full. They may need to exist for

Hardest Part of changing Second Brain styles?

Moving myself from a P.A.R.A. orientation to my FAVA style is taking way more time than I like. However, since I never did any clean-up when I moved from Evernote to Obsidian, there was a lot of detritus. Hopefully while re-classifying and whittling down the entries, I am also freeing up some of my first

A new thread – Productivity, PKM and LifeOS

I have spent way too much of my life trying ‘to get it together‘. The last few months have brought together some philosophy and technology that have me thinking that progress may be made. Here I present some investigation, some thinking and maybe some support for others on this journey. I hadn’t planned it but

A systems engineer? What do you do?

This question comes up and is typically hard to explain to someone who doesn’t have the context. Here’s a short piece addressing this question: How I Explain to My Relatives What I Do as a Systems Engineer By Fran McCafferty of Vitech Corp.

MBSE is the model, NOT the tool

“The systems metamodel, the system model, and the executable model are within the purview of the systems engineer and MBSE. The simulation, physical and design models are in the purview of the detail engineers, and when combined with MBSE through the systems metamodel, form a digital engineering environment. So, the “M” in MBSE actually refers