Decision making is a companion process to problem solving, where problem solving is a process for analyzing the problem and identifying a number of feasible and technical solutions, and decision making is a collaborative process involving selection from a range of options or possibilities to gain collective support and team commitment for the most suitable solution. Ultimately, a decision is a commitment to action that authorizes the consumption of finite project resources.
The key considerations for each decision to be made are:
Another key question to ask is when will it be clear that the decision is a good decision? It is important to know that a good decision has been made when making the decision. The only way this can be done is by adopting a good decision-making process.
There is some overlap with ideas already discussed in Chapter 23 on Problem Solving. The approach for setting objectives and gathering information is very similar.
Therefore, problem solving ...