Enable Decision Implementation
Decision analysts help create potential value. Project managers deliver value.
In Chapter 3 and Chapter 7, we discuss how to define value so that our decision models can effectively evaluate alternatives in terms of their relative worth. We continue our discussion about value here, but from a different perspective. When we perform a decision analysis, we want to make sure that the decision resulting from the analysis will achieve its intended benefit. All too often, a sound analysis is performed, only to sit on a shelf without the recommendations being implemented.
Commitment to action is a key link in the decision quality chain we present in Chapter 5. We emphasize the importance of involving decision makers and stakeholders in the decision process. It is easier to implement a decision when key stakeholders understand the need for the ...