# Category Archives: Selecting and Decision Making Templates

Here, you will see all the templates and worksheets that have been published so far on this topic.

# Force Field Analysis Template

The main idea behind the Force Field Analysis technique is to identify the forces that help or hinder an organization in reaching a goal or a proposed change. It is a decision making technique that can be used by leaders and change agents to analyze the pros and cons of any organizational decision. It is widely used in the fields of organizational change and development, business process management, and social and cultural sciences.

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# Four Field Matrix Template

A Four Field Matrix is an effective model for planning, organizing and making decisions. It is a two-dimensional chart that helps organize your ideas or information in a logical manner that makes sense. This template is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file that you can use and modify to suit your specific needs. It comes with twelve different themes to choose from to suit the varying tastes.

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# Prioritization Matrix Template

The main idea behind the Prioritization Matrix is to compare and select the best alternative from a set of options. A basic matrix consists of a set of criteria options and the alternatives under consideration. Start by placing the criteria in the left hand column and the alternatives in the top row. Fill the matrix by ranking the alternatives against each criteria from best to worst. Finally, look at the bottom of the table to make the best decision for your situation.

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# Pareto Chart Template

The purpose of the Pareto Chart is to address the most important among a set of factors, the highest occurring type of defect, the most frequent reasons for customer complaints, and so on. It combines an ordered bar chart and a line chart. The items on the left side of the chart are called the “vital few” while the rest are considered the “trivial many”.

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# Cause and Effect Matrix Template

The Cause and Effect Matrix is used to understand the relationship between causes and effects. Whenever an output variable drifts out of specification, that is an effect. When an effect goes out of specification, you need to rank the potential causes in terms of importance, and the causes with the highest overall score should be addressed first in improvement efforts.

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# Matrix Diagram Template

A Matrix Diagram is a table that allows sets of data to be compared to understand the relationship between them. It displays the existence and strength of the relationship between pairs of items of the data sets. The relationship is normally indicated by a number or symbol in each cell where each two items intersect in the matrix. Matrix diagrams can be useful in a wide range of applications from matching requirements with specifications to assigning responsibilities based on competencies.

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# Cost Benefit Analysis Template

The Cost-Benefit Analysis provides a way to decide which proposed option or project is the most valuable. This template will allow decision makers to compare among several solutions or projects and select the one that offers the greatest return against the cost of implementation. For simplicity, the analysis results here are expressed as a payback period and as a benefit-cost ratio, assuming that all projects are short-term in nature.

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# Project Selection Template

This Project Selection Template is designed to provide management with information to support the project selection process. It allows to identify the most appropriate improvement projects and prioritize them based on their potential impact to the business. This ensures business priorities are taken into account, and drives management commitment by giving them the opportunity to contribute to the continuous improvement effort.

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# Quality Function Deployment Template

The main idea behind the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is to translate customer requests into solutions to meet those requirements. It is a methodology for taking the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and using that information to drive aspects of product development or process improvement. It allows for answers to questions such as: what do our customers need and want? how well are we doing relative to our competitors, and so on.

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# Pugh Matrix Template

The main idea behind the Pugh Matrix is to compare a set of alternatives against a standard to determine which one is the most appropriate. A basic matrix consists of the alternative proposals and a set of criteria. Start by writing the criteria in the left hand column and the alternatives in the top row. Fill the matrix by indicating how each alternative is compared against the standard (in the form of pluses and minuses). Finally, look at the bottom of the table to make the best decision for your situation.

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