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Decision-Making under the Influence: SME, HiPPO, and BOGSAT

The most significant driver of cost and schedule risk in any project is indecision. While most projects can absorb a few bad decisions or even course-correct without a hitch, delaying a decision almost invariably creates damage. Agile practitioners will typically defer decisions until required to move forward so that the Decider has as much information as possible, but a lack of information isn’t always—or even usually—the problem. Sometimes the Decider just doesn’t feel empowered, and ...

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Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making

All other career wisdom aside, one fact remains indisputable – productivity improves with better decision-making. Although there are no universal rules-of-thumb to help professionals make better decisions, Jocelyn K. Glei of 99u offers five insights to help us develop our determinations. Five Optimal Insights “Satisficers” vs. maximizing The “best” criteria Strategic vs. expert Experience of others Tricked by the trivial Satisficing decision-makers tend to exit the decision-making process as soon as their criteria are met. ...

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