Now, You are on track.

You entered the blue path by deciding where to find the Essential Solution Definition (ESD) as very last step on the red path – ∆!.

The up2U protocol
In case of doupt: go red!

The ESD-decision finalizes aiming on the red path and marks the starting point for performing on the blue.

Now, it is time to consider execution of realization.


On red path, You and Your fellows eliminated 90% options that are unlikely to promise any success, for that moment.
Unless nothing significant changes while processing current protocol sequence, these 90% other stuff is not worth to think about in any detail.

But, there are 10% that are more likely to promise success.
Among these options, there is the one that outperforms them all.

It’s time to find it.
The longer You postpone and hesitate, the more “reality” will spoil Your decision where to start and the condition of those who committed to achieve the new Status quo.

/identifying promising solution options

It is no magic.

You reduced from everything that could be possible to the area where to find the essential solution. You described Your MVP or whatever You strive for as Essential Solution Definition (ESD).

You are at step no. 7 of 12 and proceeded 90% of volume, already.


success is not achieved in a linear way.
– do not confuse success with production forecasts.

Success is about exponential growth, based on intermediate steps.


Decide late and execute immediately.

/get Your list of promises

At this step of the protocol, it is not necessary to have exactly the same actors than on defining ESD. Realization tasks can be handed over to specialized execution units.
Despite this possibility, it is immense helpful to have at least two people who understood vision by contributing to it, also contributing in its realization.
Must not, but should be.

Remember, the more complex and unknown a topic is, the more it accelerates if realizing people were once participants in scope definition and ESD-decision.

Determining the most promising realization options is not defined any further.

You can do it one by one or in negotiations upon a comprehensive list of exactly 10 items, prioritized by any method. As You like …

Point is: do not invest too much time in planning. Invest time in doing.
This is what states results and certainty by that.


You want to realize something.

  • What, if You are satisfied in first attempt?
  • What, if You failed three times?
  • What, if it works AND You are not completely satisfied, yet?


Among 100 variants of realization, there are 10 promising ones.
Among 10 promising variants, there is the one that outperforms all other.

Take Your time in eliminating the distracting 90% to assure, the most promising option is still among the possibilities You focus in detail.
Once You have the limited the list of most promising options, You can probe them one after another.

/save Your energy

Are You in science?
Do You need statistics for some reason?
Ever heard of Gaussian distribution?

If You are in Business, in Politics or applying the up2U-protocol in a private, non-commercial environment, it is not necessary to proof all variants.
Just take the most promising one first. It is often not the first comming to Your mind.
This is the magic of heuristics.

If this option fails, ask Yourself honestly:
it is by faulty application of error in approach?
(i.e. some data is missing, You found out by application.)

Proceed from the most promising to the least likely option of the most promising 10%.

From my experience, You will achieve a stable and satisfying Status quo within the first three iterating attempts.
If not – You should ask Yourself about something You scoped out into unawareness.


You get access to whatever I estimate being worth to share on my twitter-channel.


  • Todd Brison about micro journaling
    70% of possibilities are actually garbage.
    – “Often You have to dig through a mountain of crap to find Gold”
  • Decision Matrix as inspiration and resource at once
  • Scrum Framework, Planning Meeting



May all Your needs vanish into reality.
Live long and prosper.


Life runs in circles. Some are smaller, some are bigger.
In the end, there is no end – only another beginning.

Enjoy, and share what You like. Feel free to make life great by doing so!

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