Simplified criteria weighting

The Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) implements a simplified method for weighting criteria.  It’s all done through a drag-drop canvas; after setting Threshold and Objective values for each factor, users can drag and drop them into priority (weighting) “bands”.

Even for a complex decision with a large number of criteria, this makes the weighting process simple to accomplish and puts the focus on thinking, not weighting mechanics.

Product Concept-Criteria

Product Concept-Criteria

Assigning criteria to these broad priority bands helps limit wasted time debating a 1 point difference in weighting between 2 factors.  It helps avoid “spreadsheetitis” and reinforces the fact that decisions are driven by human judgment; few of which involve extreme precision.  The “priority bands” weighting approach keeps the focus on thinking and communication, not playing a numbers game.

Of course, the greatest accelerator of all is the fact that we provide a proven criteria pattern for each decision to jump start your analysis; it’s a lot of hard work to think up a good set of criteria from scratch and increases the likelihood that you will overlook an important factor.

Accelerate your projects today by using criteria patterns and the simplified weighting features available within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF). Begin today by contacting the Decision Driven® Solutions team at or to start your free trial of DDSF.

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