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|