March 07, 2013

Tool Selection

decision tools are numerous. When planning to make a reliable decision it is always useful to use a tool. However, selecting the right tool can be more complicated than using the tool it self. The literature describes that tool selection is dictated by decision requirement such as, amount of data available, time and resources, complexity and people involved. the most logical approach would be to assess all the tools for compatibility, however, this might require extensive time resources and experience. a more convenient approach is to understand from literature what tools are used for the decision requirement and assess the benefit of a particular tool to reach to convenient decision.

The importance of this knowledge is in simplifying the tool selection process. However, this improves by experience in decision analysis and familiarity with tools benefits.

in our location decision we assessed the decision requirement and compared it to decision tree advantages which showed a very positive result as a practise of the proposed selection approach. At work, when required to make a decision i can assess the available data, resources and the associated uncertainty to aid me in tools selection using common tools advantages.


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  1. Tzu-i Yang

    i agree with u …
    choosing tools is not easy…
    we might fall into trap

    info….it was whyi decision to use the avaliable info to make my decision tree
    i can not analyse without info
    good reflection

    10 Mar 2013, 01:32


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