How to make decisions[/caption]The last month, I have been reading an excellent book by Scott Berkun: how to make things happen.
This book is definitely targeting project and program managers but it has so much practical value that I would recommend reading it to any person willing to take more responsibility in its current team. Which happen to be my case :).
I made diagram of the most interesting (from my personal point of view and in my context) chapters and I am going to share some of them. Today’s diagram is about making decision, a skills that seems easy to master but without it, you can’t really go anywhere.
You will see that there are three core components of decisions making:
- Sizing up the decision: understanding what is a stake (impact, opportunity and context)
- Finding and weighing options: techniques to consider options, comparative evaluation are longer but provide an interesting range of choice
- Comparing: Basically a checking for the pros and cons of a decision