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Decision Analysis for Managers by David Charlesworth

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Implications for the Manager

The influence diagram is a very powerful brainstorming tool. When there’s a disagreement between different people on how things fit together, sometimes drawing the influence diagram on a whiteboard together can help resolve the situation.

The influence diagram can also include the subject matter experts that you plan to assess. This is very useful to discuss with management—many times upper management will have a particular expert that they would like you to talk with.

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