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This isn’t another review of the objectives. You’ve already done that thoroughly. This article has one really good trick for making your picture collection smaller.
Sometimes a positive objective is the complement of a negative objective, so the two lines of outcomes can be merged into one sequence.
You may have noticed that some Danger-based objectives are more or less the opposite of Benefit or Cost objectives. For example, ‘protecting customer privacy’ might be a legitimate Benefit, while ‘mass breach of customer privacy’ is a legitimate Danger. They can be treated as two outcomes on the same objective.
The Benefit objective cells will have been populated at the positive end, and the Danger objective cells will have been populated at the negative end. Your case may be less tidy than that.
Now is a good time to combine the two complementary picture lines into a single line, representing one objective. You reword the new single objective to cover the full sequence of outcome pictures that were previously in separate lines. You will need to make some edits within the merged cells.
The good news is that this consolidation makes your outcome picture collection smaller.
If you are using a single matrix format covering all objectives, you may lose any links you had with the four headings for objectives (Benefits, Costs, Dangers, Capabilities). You won’t actually need those headings to complete the steps in this guide, but you may want to keep them for history and presentation.
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