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Review questions

1: Which of the following are the steps for establishing objectives for a decision?
  1. Brainstorm the concerns you want to address.

  2. Write succinct objective statements.

  3. Evaluate your objectives.

  4. Establish the core of the issue.

  5. Evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.

2: What are decision frames?
3: Which of the following problems can decision frames cause?
  1. You don’t realize how much they influence decisions.

  2. You believe your perspectives are complete pictures.

  3. You don’t recognize options beyond your frame.

  4. You spend too much time making a decision.

  5. You ignore your training and experience.

4: Which of the following are guidelines for avoiding the problems of overconfidence?
  1. Look for influences of your preconceived ideas.

  2. Avoid the situation where the nature of information distorts its importance.

  3. Compare your decision making methods to those of others.

  4. Seek a second opinion before making any decision.

  5. Use consensus in group decisions.

5: Which of the following are techniques for managing uncertainty?
  1. Improve your estimating skills.

  2. Examine the possible causes of failure.

  3. Create a fault tree.

  4. Develop a tree diagram.

  5. Use consensus.




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