Decision making skills are critical for business success. The quality of your decisions will determine your effectiveness as a project manager and leader.
Decision Making Techniques
Every day, project managers make many decisions. Most of these decisions are trivial and can be made using "common sense."
However, some of these decisions have major impacts on the project, team members, or the business in general. For these cases, making an intuitive, "gut feel" decision can result in a poor choice with significant negative consequences.
To minimize negative consequences, decisions that are complex or have a high impact should be made using a systematic decision making model.
Some of the factors that make a decision complex are...
Some of the factors that make a decision high impact are...
Developing your skills in decision making will help you determine whether an intuitive or analytical approach should be used. Over time, making good decisions will become second nature to you.
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The PrOACT decision making model provides decision analysis tools and techniques that you can use to make a smart decision.