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Project Management for Engineering Design by Charles Lessard

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CHAPTER 15

Making Technical Decisions

This chapter is added to this book on project management to help student teams learn to make rational informed decisions during their senior design projects. Even though everyone makes daily decisions, not many of those decisions are associated with project management and technical matters. The psychology of decision-making varies among individuals. Comedians poke fun at the decision process between men and women when they draw analogies to shopping differences. Women spend hours in a store buying one item, because they search for all sorts of alternatives with the lowest price being one of the factors; whereas, men go in, see what they came for, get it, and they are out of there in a couple of minutes. Comedians ...

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