By Col. Robert Powell and Dennis Buede, PhD
Make Better Decisions While Managing Projects!
Decision-making is critical in project
management. Lack of decision-making knowledge, avoidable mistakes, and
improper definitions can negatively impact your company’s ability to
generate profit. The Project Manager’s Guide to Making Successful Decisions
is a practical handbook that focuses on the significance of project
decision-making skills that will all you to reach workable and effective
results. This valuable resource highlights numerous decisions necessary
to support the project management life cycle, presents various
techniques that facilitate the decision-making process, provides an
overview of decision analysis as it relates to project management, and
Chapter 1: Good Decision-Making: The Key
to Project Success • Chapter 2: Managerial Decision-Making • Chapter 3:
Decisions and the Project Management Life Cycle • Chapter 4: Overview of
Decision-Making • Chapter 5: Project Management Decisions • Chapter 6:
Framing the Decision • Chapter 7: Generating Decision Alternatives •
Chapter 8: Analyzing the Alternatives • Chapter 9: Handling Risk and
Uncertainty • Chapter 10: Training Project Managers as Decision Makers
About the Authors
Col. Robert Powell was the
systems management program director and course director at the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point. He received his PhD in systems
engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dennis Buede, PhD, is
executive decision analyst, vice president, and chairman of the board at
Innovative Decisions. He was formerly a professor at Stevens Institute
of Technology and George Mason University. He has a PhD and an MS in
engineering-economic systems from Stanford University and is the author
of The Engineering Design of Systems and Decision Synthesis: The
Principles and Practice of Decision Analysis.