5.1.1 What is a decision-making process?

Good decisions can best be reached when everyone involved uses a clearly defined and acknowledged decision-making process. A clear decision process depends on asking and answering enough questions to ensure that there are no significant omissions and all the relevant factors are taken into account.

This module provides:


  • Description of an eight step decision-making process.
  • Introduction to specific decision methods.
  • Examples of the specific decision methods in action (Appendix 5.1-A.xls)

1This part has been taken from Baker D. et al., Guidebook to Decision-Making Methods, page 1