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DQ for Everyday Significant Decisions – When Decision Professionals will not be Present

Designed for decision professionals, this webinar explores how members of the profession can influence the vast majority of business decisions that are...

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Foundations of Decision Quality: A Proven Approach to Effective Decision Making

Decision Quality (DQ) provides the defining framework for a good decision. It is an extension of decision analysis (DA)—a...

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Decision Making: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Why do seemingly good decisions sometimes turn out all wrong? Conventional thinking confuses decisions with outcomes; a good outcome,...

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“Johnson Quantile-Parameterized Distributions”

by Christopher C. Hadlock and J. Eric Bickel In the field of decision analysis, it is common practice to elicit...

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The Upside of Risk

Forward-thinking companies are moving beyond risk protection and compliance to embrace the upside of risk. Focused on ways to...

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An Organization-Wide Approach to Good Decision-Making

Strategic Decisions Group CEO Carl Spetzler and Larry Neal, the recently retired manager of Decision Analysis at Chevron Corporation,...

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You Can’t Make Good Predictions Without Embracing Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review has featured an article from Strategic Decisions Group CEO Carl Spetzler and Peter Hopper, who leads the...

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How Biases Sabotage Your Best Decisions

The human intellect is extremely powerful and capable. But our minds have evolved with biases that work against good...

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Game Theory and the Psychology of Fairness

What are the best ways to approach decisions when there are multiple decision makers, each with different information, motives,...

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Negotiation: Closing the Quality Gap

Decision making frequently occurs in a multiparty setting, with each person bringing slightly different preferences and even opposing points...

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Decision Quality: How to Make the Right Choice the First Time

Decision quality empowers you to make the best possible choice and get more of what you truly want from...

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Diversity of Decisions: Adding Quality in All Situations

In this webinar designed for decision professionals, our speaker Dr. Mark Seidler discusses how to determine and select the best...

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Strategic Perspective Needed in T&D Asset Management

At an increasing pace, power system outages are destroying billions of dollars in value every year. The United States endures more...

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eBook: Closing the Decision Quality Gap

One of the virtues of decision quality is that it allows us to know if we’ve made a good decision...

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Infographic: The Top Three Megabiases

Most of us assume we make good decisions using sound reasoning. But in reality, we all fall victim to...

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Infographic: Building ODQ

How can your organization benchmark Decision Quality (DQ)? Achieving true Organizational Decision Quality (ODQ) requires more than the adoption...

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Article and Risk-Adjusted-Value Excel Tool

Business executives often have to make major decisions without knowing exactly how they will turn out. Many factors, all...

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“Microrisks for Medical Decision Analysis”

by Ronald A. Howard In this publication [$], Professor Ron Howard develops the concept of a micromort to assist with...

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“Decision Analysis: Practice and Promise”

by Ronald A. Howard In this paper [$], Professor Ron Howard coins the term “Decision Quality” and specifies the six...

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“Influence Diagrams”

by Ronald A. Howard and James E. Matheson In this paper [$], Professor Ron Howard and Dr. Matheson define and...

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The Development of a Corporate Risk Policy for Capital Investment Decisions

by Carl S. Spetzler In this publication [$], Dr. Carl Spetzler presents the first effort to assess and deploy a...

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“Probability Encoding in Decision Analysis”

by Carl S. Spetzler and Carl-Axel S. von Holstein Developed in consultation with Professor Amos Tversky and Professor Daniel...

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“Decision Analysis: Applied Decision Theory”

by Ronald A. Howard This is the publication that started it all. In this paper, Professor Ron Howard of...

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“Quantifying the Reliability and Value of 3D Land Seismic”

by Eric Bickel, Richard L. Gibson, Duane A. McVay, Stephen Pickering, and John Waggoner In this paper [$], Professor Eric...

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“Modeling Dependence Among Geologic Risks in Sequential Exploration Decisions”

by Eric Bickel, James E. Smith and Jennifer L. Meyer In this paper [$], Professor Eric Bickel, Professor Jim Smith...

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“Climate Engineering and Climate Tipping-Point Scenarios”

by J. Eric Bickel In this paper [$], Professor Eric Bickel presents a decision-analytic approach to decision-making for climate-change policy....

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“Managing R&D Portfolios for Improved Profitability and Productivity”

by James E. Matheson, Michael M. Menke, and Stephen L. Derby. This paper addresses four questions fundamental when using...

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“How SmithKline Beecham Makes Better Resource Allocation Decisions”

by Paul Sharpe and Tom Keelin In this paper, former SDG consultant Tom Keelin and Paul Sharpe of then-SmithKline...

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“Portfolio Management in an Upstream Oil and Gas Organization”

A portfolio management process and system changes how decisions are made in an organization and builds confidence in the...

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“Comparing NWS PoP Forecasts to Third-Party Providers”

by J. Eric Bickel Featured in Nate Silver’s bestselling book The Signal and the Noise, Professor Eric Bickel analyzes...

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“On the Decision to Take a Pitch”

by Eric Bickel. In this paper [$], Professor Eric Bickel applies decision analysis to an important decision made during all...

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“On the Decision Relevance of Stochastic Oil Price Models: A Case Study”

by Robert K. Hammond and Eric Bickel Hydrocarbon (oil, natural gas, liquids) are highly uncertain, so SDG uses a...

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“Reexamining Discrete Approximations to Continuous Distributions”

by Robert K. Hammond and Eric Bickel On most decision analysis projects, decision analysts weight the P10, P50 and...

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“Quantile-Parameterized Distributions”

by Thomas W. Keelin and Bradford W. Powley It is quite common in the practice of decision analysis to...

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“Some Determinants of Corporate Risk Aversion”

by Eric Bickel In this paper [$], Professor Eric Bickel summarizes the rationale for developing a consistent corporate risk appetite...

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“The Relationship between Perfect and Imperfect Information in a Two-Action Risk-Sensitive Problem”

by Eric Bickel How much is data worth? How much is it worth to reduce uncertainty? These are common...

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Infographic: Innovations That Pace Research & Development

High costs and long time horizons put immense pressure on the drug development industry to find ways to get...