Decision quality, problem solving, and data science

Decisions drive vision, strategy, execution, evaluation, problem-solving, performance, and continuous improvement.1 A decision is an irrevocable commitment of time and resources. Every decision has an opportunity cost—the loss benefit of the better option not chosen or not considered (see SDG.

Criteria weights for decision making---the easy way

Introduction At the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Population Health Division, we promote Decision Quality (DQ) [1,2]. DQ starts by knowing what a good decision looks like.

How you actually make decisions will surprise you

The nonconscious influence of cognitive biases Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance. … Daniel Kahneman1