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INFORMS Business Analytics

the largest association for the decision and data sciences, hosts
the premier industry conference for OR and MS professionals

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How do you decide who to hire, when a phase-gate has been achieved, or which project to resource next? Chances are, you rely on intuition... which could otherwise be known as habits, biases, and, group-think. What if you could elevate your decision-making… to decide using information. To decide better?

This presentation will engage the audience with real examples of how leading companies are using structured Decision Science techniques, and how individuals, teams, and entire organizations can be empowered to use these techniques. Further, demonstrations of how Behavioral Science can be incorporated to allow for qualitative aspects like post-mortems (and pre-mortems!).
Attendees will leave informed on these innovative uses of analytics to support decision-making, and equipped with tools and examples to see the world a little differently.

discrete decisions

deciding who to hire; choosing a car; picking a college

open-ended decisions

knowing when to "go" or "no go"; managing a phase-gate process

continuous decisions

prioritizing projects; assigning resources; conducting stack-ranking

What will I learn from this session?

  • Learn how to apply structured Decision Science techniques to everyday life… as an employee, entrepreneur, student, or parent!
  • Understand how and why organizations use these techniques (with examples)

What insights will I come away with?

  • Core frameworks of Weighted Value and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for a decision-maker, facilitator, or domain expert
  • Appreciate the value of reflecting, conducting post-mortems (and pre-mortems!)

What tools will be covered?

We will review basic uses cases that Google Sheets can support,
and more advanced use cases that would require Volley or another industry tool.

^^ click the icons above to link to various Decision Science templates and tools ^^

INFORMS BA 2022 attendees

session materials and related content are now available