In this pace-setting book, former SDG partner Michael S. Allen dramatically demonstrates that by placing emphasis on simply increasing shareholder value, companies are routinely leaving hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, on the table.
Decision Analysis has, for decades, been the most powerful method available for making decisions under conditions of uncertainty, e.g., new business strategies and new product launches. In this book, now in its fourth edition, SDG consultants Peter McNamee and John Celona set forth the practical application of decision analysis for business decision-makers and those who support them.
In their book, SDG founder Ronald Howard and co-author Clinton Korver explain how to master the art of ethical decision making by identifying potential compromises in your own life; applying distinctions to clarify your ethical thinking; committing in advance to ethical principles; and generating creative alternatives to resolve dilemmas.
Decision analysis provides powerful tools for addressing complex decisions that involve uncertainty and multiple objectives, yet most training materials on the subject overlook the soft skills that are essential for success in the field. This unique resource fills this gap in the decision analysis literature and features both soft personal/interpersonal skills and the hard technical skills involving mathematics and modeling.
Project management is a vital and growing component of many organizations and can literally make or break a company. In this step-by-step guide, two project management consultants present a comprehensive guide to effective project management, complete with real stories and case studies from actual project managers. This straightforward guide cuts through the technical jargon to present an easy-to-follow, easy-to-learn approach to executing any project from beginning to end.
Why is it that the average business captures less than 20 percent of its potential? Why is this underperformance so pervasive, and what’s keeping these organizations from truly maximizing their shareholder value?
In this two-volume collection, SDG founders Ronald Howard and James E. Matheson, editors, have compiled early papers about the principles and applications of decision analysis to business and other decisions.
Why do some firms continually make poor R&D decisions while others can deliver a stream of successful products and services? According to the authors, successful firms have internalized the nine interlocking principles of smart R&D – the building blocks of a corporate culture that emphasize making the right strategic decisions at the right times and aligning organizational practices to sustain their results.