S3 promotes a hypothesis-driven approach to decision making.

Any agreement or decision can be viewed as an experiment.

The Life-Cycle of an Agreement

Record Agreements

Record the details of agreements you make, so you can recall them later, evaluate the outcome and evolve the agreement over time.

Clarify and Develop Strategy

A strategy is a high level approach for how people will create value to successfully account for a domain.

Clarify and Develop Domains

A clear understanding of people’s area of responsibility and autonomy enables greater efficiency, effective collaboration, and agility throughout an organization.

Clarify Intended Outcome

Be explicit about the expected results of agreements, activities, projects and strategies.

Describe Deliverables

Clearly describe any deliverables related to an agreement to support shared understanding of expectations.

Evaluation Criteria

Develop well-defined evaluation criteria to determine if acting on an agreement had the desired effect.


Maintain a coherent and accessible system that stores all information required for collaboration.

Logbook Keeper

Select a member of your team to be specifically accountable for keeping up to date records of all information the team requires.