Decision Analysis

Decision analysis can be defined as the careful deliberation that precedes a decision. It provides help to avoid pitfalls, to give insights and to generate commitment to action. A number of tools and techniques are available to support this process.

To assist you in finding the technique most likely to be of help in a particular decision situation, these tools have been categorized by the kind of difficulty that they address.

Different kinds of difficulty in decision making

Type of Difficulty Technique
Scope Who should be included. What to take into account. Soft Systems
Conflicting Goals What are the trade-offs MCDA
Uncertainty and Risk Outcomes dependent on factors outside your control. Risk
Complexity of Calculation Too many alternatives to calculate all possible outcomes. Calculation methods