About – Decision Making
My Mission is to Prevent Endless Meetings that Achieve Nothing
My mission is to bring the science of decision making processes to the masses. There has been a lot of work done in recent years about the psychology involved in decision making. New decision making processes and methodologies have been developed but they haven’t really penetrated our daily and corporate lives.
The software industry has gone through three major methodology shifts since the time I left school. To start with we had the Waterfall methodology, which evolved into Iterative approaches such as the Rational Unified Process and today we have Agile based approaches such as Scrum and Kanban. Each of these processes has had thousands of words written about them, hundreds of software products developed to support them and millions of software developers who have used them.
You wouldn’t dream of beginning a software process without understanding which of at least half a dozen methodologies you were going to use.
But what about “Decision Making”. There are more people who need to make decisions than there are software applications that need to be built but where are the big name decision making processes?
Why haven’t they permeated our corporate consciousness?
Here and there you see a few things pop up from time to time and there is a small niche of Decision Making Consultants who roam the corporate hallways offering advice. But day to day decision making typically involves a bunch of people
arguing ”discussing” in a meeting room. There has to be a better way.
Time after time businesses and consumers attempt to make decisions but…
- It takes hours and hours of endless meetings
- It’s frustrating and argumentative
- It creates splits and schisms that divide the organisation
- Once a decision has been made nobody can accurately tell why, or how the decision was made
My mission is to change the way we do business and make decisions.
As a Software Developer I want to to take a range of decision making processes from the academic world and develop the information technology to support these processes so that organisations and individuals can be more efficient about making decisions and so make better decisions.
It’s going to be an interesting journey and I hope you will be able to join me.