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Decision Analysis for Managers by David Charlesworth

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Facilitating and Drawing the Influence Diagram

The best way to facilitate the influence diagram is for the team to draw it together on a large whiteboard. This way, different colors can be used and discussion can take place around the influencing arrows, uncertainties, and decisions. I would not recommend trying to do it during the meeting with a software program, as this is likely to be slow. Online can work only if your meeting is just you and another person or two and you can run the software program relatively quickly. If you’re using a whiteboard, take a digital picture of the end product so that you can transcribe it to the computer later.

A chart pad with markers can also work well. The disadvantage of the chart pad is that you can run ...

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