I'm never offered a range of compelling alternatives. They address only the symptoms, not the real problem.
- The decision maker becomes just an "approver." Key options are ignored.
- Not enough interaction with steering committee to clarify framing. Lack of time and creativity in finding meaningful options,
- Clarify framing and brief for team. Require a range of actionable options, with alternative tradeoffs – e.g. cheaper but slower, versus faster but more expensive. Use a Strategy Table (see below) and brainstorming to create new and better options.