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The business plan had defined an objective of integrating our messaging server with leading PC client software.  The development plan & budget resourced the effort. 

Customers and partners expressed doubt that PC LAN mail clients could be integrated with a UNIX E-Mail server. 

I met with the lead engineers assigned to the integrations with 3rd party clients.  I agreed an action plan with them.  Main aspects were:
  • Emphasized the importance of these activities relative to other goals of the organization. 
  • Get engineers access to development organizations at Microsoft (had just purchased NetCourier) and Lotus (had just purchased cc:Mail).  Contracts were put in place and visits funded. 
  • Agreed split of analysis of LAN mail architectures and prototyping of integrations. 

Lotus cc:Mail and Microsoft mail client integrations were developed and productized. 

Sales reps were able to leverage the rapid deployment of LAN mail while helping customers with LAN Mail reliability and operations issues by deployment of our UNIX Mail Servers. 

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This page looks at schematic structures and their uses.  It discusses a number of examples:
  • Schematic ideas are recombined in creativity. 
  • Similarly designers take ideas and rules about materials and components and combine them. 
  • Schematic Recipes help to standardize operations. 
  • Modular components are combined into strategies for use in business plans and business models. 

As a working example it presents part of the contents and schematic details from the Adaptive Web Framework (AWF)'s operational plan. 

Finally it includes a section presenting our formal representation of schematic goals. 
Each goal has a series of associated complex adaptive system (CAS) strategy strings. 
These goals plus strings are detailed for various chess and business examples. 
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This page uses an example to illustrate how:
  • A business can gain focus from targeting key customers,
  • Business planning activities performed by the whole organization can build awareness, empowerment and coherence. 
  • A program approach can ensure strategic alignment. 
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