The Americans will always do the right thing … after they’ve exhausted all alternatives.
We want to make rational choices, we would like a transparent decision-making process, and we want a mechanism for correcting mistakes. These goals can be accomplished through the decision analysis process: decision framing, modeling, quantitative analysis and implementation, and monitoring and reviewing of decisions. Decision analysis is simple and adaptable to different types of project decisions.
An example of applying decision analysis to a complex project can be ...