March 21, 2014

Group work reflection

Writing about web page #RobustDecisionMaking #RDM #GroupWork #Reflection

Decision making is a delicate process that requires a detailed account of all the variables and factors need to make the decision. During our group work I learned many lessons about developing robust decisions based on the decision making process.

One important thing I realised right away was that it would have been imposible for every team in our course to produce the same resuts even if we all used the same decision tools. This is due to a a few factors. One of the reasons for this is that during each of our decision making processes, we considered and assumed different things about the task. This was because depending on the point of view on the group, some variables were prioritised differently based on what each individual group thought was important. Also, due to some of the vague descritions in some parts of the task, this left a lot of room for each team to add assumptions and decide what they thought the task was asking for, And after the presentations in class, my predictions were confirmed.

The last important thing I learned about the decision making tools was that depending the tool you used, you could get different outcomes although none of the factors have changed. Again this reflects on what the group thinks was the most appropriate tool for each decision problem.

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