Unformatted text preview: ternatives Decision Makers Frame Decision Quality Reasoning Information Decision Team Values Commitment There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. [Brutus to Cassius in "Julius Caesar", Act IV, Scene 3] --- William Shakespeare
Copyright 2009 by Burke Robinson, LLC 8 4 Decision quality diagrams provide clear and concise justifications for each assessment.
Broad range, creative, consistent, practical, specific, feasible, effective, and clear about what we can/can't do Information
Key future uncertainties identified, understood, assessed, analyzed, and clear about what we know/don't know Frame
Boundary, scope, perspective, fit, and clear about what is in/out and why Reasoning Decision Quality
Quantitative/qualitative modeling and sensitivity analysis that provide clear, concise, meaningful insights about a defensible decision basis Values
Stakeholders, timing, risk/return, tradeoffs, and clear about what we want /don't want Commitment
Clear allocation of resources and organizational support needed for successful implementation of decision; delivery of specific, measurable results Copyright 2009 by Burke Robinson, LLC 9 Decision quality improves after each step of a good decision making process. 1.Design 2. Assess 3. Develop 4. Evaluate 5. Decide 6. Plan 7.Implement Any step that does not deliver an appropriate improvement in decision quality needs to be revisited until sufficient quality is delivered.
10 Copyright 2009 by Burke Robinson, LLC 5 Organizations effectively manage the Dialogue Decision Process, a.k.a. "the snake process."
Deciding Direction Changing Direction DECISIONMAKERS 1. CREATE
Design REFINE Focus AGREE on Alternatives 5. DECIDE
Among Alternatives APPROVE Plans & Budgets Design of Teams and Decision Project/Process Frame, Challenges, & Understanding Alternatives, Improved Information, & Values Evaluated Alternatives Decision Plans & Budgets 2. ASSESS
DECISION TEAM Decision S...
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