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Weighting of decision criteria

Many of you are familiar with multi-criteria (multi-attribute) scoring methods for evaluating the alternatives in a decision.  Before you can score alternatives (estimate their relative effectiveness against each factor), you should first set the relative priority of the criteria/factors.  Remember … Continue reading

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Decision precision

I’ve coached folks in making a several thousand strategy, engineering or life decisions over the past 20 years.  In most cases, we have used a simple weighted-scoring method to evaluate the relative “goodness” of alternatives against a set of criteria.  Criteria are … Continue reading

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Decisions consume requirements

Yesterday I explored the fact that decisions create requirements.  That’s half of the story – decisions also consume requirements. A decision is a wonderful thinking tool that takes in multiple requirements (objectives, goals, constraints, …) and balances them against one … Continue reading

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