DecisionPad: collaborate, decide, document

Helps organizations get complex decisions made
Be clear, objective and focused

When a decision grows beyond the back of an envelope due to the complexity of the alternatives, criteria or people involved, getting a solid decision for successful implementation can be difficult and time consuming. You need a framework that can make the decision process converge while still taking into account all the critical factors.

  • Meetings without a framework to hold, focus and clarify the inputs are not a workable process, they are just endless meetings
  • Decisions often tradeoff a mix of finances, human factors, specifications, risks, strategic issues and stakeholder viewpoints so a spreadsheet is not an adequate framework
  • A decision that people do not understand or buy into often fails during approval and implementation
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DecisionPad and its underlying analytical methodology are a proven solution

The decision matrix and multi-attribute utility theory behind DecisionPad has been successfully used by business and government organizations, large and small, for over 50 years. The original DOS version of DecisionPad was introduced in 1987. It was re-introduced a year ago to harness the Web and Windows to make this proven management technology accessible to anyone — to help people gain focus, clarity and objectivity about their decision's tradeoffs.

To learn how the DecisionPad process systematically leads to a good decision see How the Process Works or to learn how to jump specific decision-making hurdles like endless meetings, analysis-paralysis, poor choices for the wrong reasons, stakeholder conflicts or wasted time see Benefits and Features.