Category: Decision Making

  • Four Field Matrix

    A Four Field Matrix is an effective model for planning, organizing and making decisions. It is a two-dimensional chart that consists of four equal-sized quadrants. Each of the quadrants will describe a different aspect of information. Sometimes it is referred to as the Four Quadrant Matrix or the Four Celled Matrix.

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  • Matrix Diagram

    A Matrix Diagram is a table that allows sets of data to be compared in order to make better decisions. It displays the existence and strength of relationship between pairs of items of two or more sets. The relationship is then indicated by a number or symbol in each cell where the two items intersect […]

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  • Prioritization Matrix

    Many real-life decision-making situations have several conflicting criteria that need to be considered at the same time. Traditionally, this is often dealt with by applying trial-and-error methods, or by relying on the experience of people. In such situations, decision makers are required to use prioritization in order to make effective decisions. Prioritization is an essential […]

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  • Decision Balance Sheet

    Sometimes when you are faced with an important decision, you spend a lot of time looking for a solution hoping to avoid making the wrong choice. One of the simplest ways to decide what to do is using the Decision Balance Sheet. It is a simple but effective decision-making method that enables the team to […]

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  • Pareto Analysis

    Pareto is a principle that helps to focus on the most important matters to obtain the maximum benefits. It describes a phenomenon that a small number of high values contribute more to the total than a high number of low values. The main idea behind the Pareto analysis is to identify the ‘vital few’ from the […]

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  • Paired Comparison Analysis

    Paired Comparison Analysis is an activity for evaluating a small range of options by comparing them against each other. It is a useful and easy technique for rating and ranking alternatives where the evaluation criteria are subjective by nature. This is practically helpful when priorities are not clear enough, when alternatives are completely different from […]

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  • Kano Analysis

    Kano analysis is a method used to identify and categorize customer needs. These categories are then considered when analyzing potential opportunities for improvement. Kano is often used when collecting the voice of the customer to categorize and prioritize all forms of customer feedback. It can be used in conjunction with QFD as well as in […]

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  • Force Field Analysis

    A Force Field Analysis is a decision making technique that can be used to analyze the pros and cons of any decision. It looks at the forces that are either driving or blocking movement toward making a decision. Better decisions are made by weighing up the pros and cons then determining the force that will […]

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  • Pugh Matrix

    A Pugh Matrix is a selection method used to compare and select the best solution from a set of alternative proposals. It helps determine which of the solutions are more valuable than the others. One advantage of this method is that it does not require a great amount of quantitative data. Furthermore, subjective opinions about […]

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  • Importance Urgency Matrix

    An importance-urgency matrix is an effective method for organizing priorities. It is a four field matrix that can be used to prioritize work activities as well as personal activities. For example, you can use it to enable you to manage your work and time more effectively. It is also referred to as the Urgent-Important matrix […]

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