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Project Decisions by Michael Trumper, Lev Virine

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CHAPTER 6

Group Judgment and Decisions

Group judgments can be different from individual judgments. Although the basic heuristics and biases that apply to individuals also apply at the group level, a number of biases are specific to groups. Group discussions such as brainstorming may lead to better decisions than if they were made by individuals. Game theory is a mathematical theory of human behavior in competitive situations, such as project management, in which players interact.

PSYCHOLOGY OF GROUP DECISION-MAKING

Project managers do not operate in a vacuum, and important decisions in project management are rarely made individually. They usually ...

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