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Six Hats Application to Framing
Presented by (Conoco) at 1999 DAAG Conference in Orlando. Case study where Edward DeBono's Six Hats Theory was used to guide framing of a decision where agreement and clarity were lacking.

Nested Strategy Tables
Presented by F. Rolle (DuPont) at 1999 DAAG Conference in Orlando. Illustrates the use of nested Strategy Tables for developing alternatives for complex strategies.

Analysis of Where to Hold DAAG
Presented by John Palmer (General Motors) at 1998 DAAG Conference in San Francisco. An analysis of where and when the Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG) meeting should be held after the April 1998 SF meeting.

Handbook of Decision Analysis
by Gregory S. Parnell, Terry A. Bresnick, Steven N. Tani, Eric R. Johnson (SDP Fellows)
Fills a gap in decision analysis literature, featuring both soft personal/interpersonal skills and the hard technical skills involving mathematics and modeling.
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Value Focused Thinking
by Ralph Keeney (SDP Fellow)
A classic in the field of Decision Analysis, and for anyone seeking to make better decisions.
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Decision Analysis for the Professional
by John Celona and Peter McNamee (SDP Fellows)
You can purchase on Amazon or download a free copy of this book in PDF format by clicking below.
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Why Can't You Just Give Me the Number?
by Patrick Leach (SDP Fellow)
Updated 2nd edition. An executive's guide to using probabilistic thinking to manage risk and to make better decisions.
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Making Hard Decisions
by Robert T. Clemen (SDP Fellow) and Terence Reilly
Updated 3rd edition, with software and tutorials in Palisade's DecisionTools Suite.
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Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions
by John Hammond, Ralph Keeney (SDP Fellow), Howard Raiffa
An easy-to-read and practical guide to making better life decisions.
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Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions
by Carl Spetzler (SDP Fellow), Hannah Winter, and Jennifer Meyer (SDP Fellow)
Add value with every decision using a simple yet powerful framework
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Making Good Decisions
by Reidar B. Bratvold and Steve Begg (SDP Fellows)
Best seller in the Society of Petroleum Engineers community.
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The Principles and Applications of Decision Analysis (the "Blue Books")
by Ronald A. Howard and James Matheson (SDP Fellows)
Classic reference, 2 volumes. The link below will take you to the Amazon link, and to a full description with links to some of the chapters.

Foundations of Decision Analysis
by Ali Abbas, Ron Howard
A groundbreaking text that explores the art of decision making, both in life and in professional settings.
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Decision Traps: The Ten Barriers to Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them
by J. Edward Russo and Paul Schoemaker
Barriers to making good decisions and guidance on how to overcome them.
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Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time
by J. Edward Russo and Paul Schoemaker
A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guide to the proven methods of making critical business decisions confidently, quickly–and correctly.
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Advances in Decision Analysis: From Foundations to Applications
by Ward Edwards, Ralph F. Miles, Jr. and Detlof von Winterfeldt
Covers the broad scope of decision analysis at an advanced level.
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Introduction to Decision Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide to Improving Decision Quality
by David C. Skinner
Excellent resource for managers, technical professionals, and decision analysts, regardless of experience level with decision analysis.
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Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases
by Daniel Kahneman, Paul Slovic, Amos Tversky
A collection of classic articles on this important subject.
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Choices, Values, and Frames
by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky
Choices, Values, and Frames presents an empirical and theoretical challenge to classical utility theory, offering prospect theory as an alternative framework.
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Decision Analysis for Managers
by David Charlesworth
This book gives you the tools to... * clarify and reach alignment on goals and objectives and understand trade-offs, * develop and examine alternatives, * systematically analyze the effects of risk and uncertainty, and * maximize the chances of achieving your goals and objectives.*
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