Knowledge Content Library
The Times They Are A Changin’: A Structured Decision Making (SDM) Approach to Managing Coastal Flood Risks from Sea-Level Rise In Vancouver, British Columbia
Presented by Christian Beaudrie (Compass Resource Management) at 2018 DAAG Conference in Vancouver. In this session on Involving Communities of Interest in the Decision Process, his talk highlights the application of a Structured Decision Making approach to evaluate the impacts of sea level rise and select mitigation options to reduce flood risks for Vancouver, British Columbia.
Fairer Fares: Engaging Citizens And Decision Makers in Tradeoff Decisions For Public Transit
Presented by Lyle Walker (TransLink) at 2018 DAAG Conference in Vancouver. In this session on Involving Communities of Interest in the Decision Process, his talk highlights the application of a Structured Decision Making approach to pricing fares for the Metro Vancouver transit system.
Overthrowing the Tyranny of Economics
Presented by Patrick Leach (Decision Strategies) at 2016 DAAG Conference in Banff. In this session on Unsolved Problems and Developing Ideas, this short talk provides suggestions for revising economics to account for natural and social capital, as well as financial capital.
Improved Drug Treatment Decisions Through Consistent Benefit‐Risk Tradeoffs
Presented by Jack Kloeber (Kromite) at 2016 DAAG Conference in Banff. In this session on Medical Decision Making, this talk discusses the use of multi-objective decision analysis to aid physicians in finding effective ways to measure and communicate the differences in treatment benefits and risks.
Turning the Supertanker - Structured Decision‐Making at BC Hydro
Presented by Basil Stumborg (BC Hydro) at 2016 DAAG Conference in Banff. In this session on Capital Decision Making Under Resource Constrained Circumstances, this presentation provides an overview of the use of Structured Decision Making in BC Hydro.
Exploring Management Options in the Grand Canyon w Formal Decision Analysis
Keynote address presented by Michael Runge (US Geological Survey) at 2016 DAAG Conference in Banff. This talk provides an example of how to use formal decision analysis methods in the context of an Environmental Impact Statement to integrate value judgments and scientific evidence in the evaluation of natural resource management alternatives.
From Controversy to Consensus: A multi-attribute decision analysis for decommissioning California’s offshore oil platforms
Presented by Max Henrion (Lumina Decision Systems) at 2015 DAAG Conference in Huntington Beach. In this session on Case Studies, this talk discusses how DA framing and modeling was used to find common ground for a controversial decision.
Rethinking Decision Analysis
Presented by Gregory Parnell at 2012 DAAG Conference in Chicago. Decision analysts can benefit from the best practices in both single and multiple objective decision analysis, including application of these ideas in a Cyberspace Investment Planning Model for Air Force Space Command.
Multi-attribute Decision Analysis
Presented by Dave Charlesworth (Chevron) at 2011 DAAG Conference in Houston. What is Multi‐attribute Decision Analysis and when should it be used? Common mistakes, protocol for executing the analysis, and case studies.
Theory, Best Practices, and An Illustrative Example
Presented by Gregory Parnell (US Military Academy) at 2011 DAAG Conference in Houston. Discussion and examples of defining objectives and metrics for measuring them.
Survey of Value‐Focused Thinking: Applications, Research Developments, and Areas for Future Research
Presented by Dave Hughes, Greg Parnell, Roger Burk, Pat Driscoll, Paul Kucik, Ben Morales, Lawrence Nunn (US Military Academy) at 2011 DAAG Conference in Houston. Goal is to provide a comprehensive summary of the significant applications of Value Focused Thinking, describe the main research developments, and identify areas for future research.
Transforming the Culture of Strategic Decision-making for a Biotech Organization
Presented by Phil Beccue (Baxter) at 2010 DAAG Conference in Orlando. Discusses practice of DA in Baxter, including training, tools and processes.
Using Decision Analysis to Select Communications Research Projects
Presented by Hal Wilson (National Security Agency) and Don Buckshaw (Innovative Decisions) at 2010 DAAG Conference in Orlando. Portfolio analysis example in DoD discussing how to mix hard skills (multi-objective models) with soft skills (negotiations and gaining customer buy-in).
Making Trade Space: Value Models and Enterprise Capability Analysis for the U.S. Intelligence Community
Presented by Freeman Marvin (Innovative Decisions) at 2010 DAAG Conference in Orlando. Application of decision analysis methods to improving US Intelligence Community enterprise capability analysis during the first five years of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Proposal Value Model
Presented by Jeff Weir, Ken Bauer, Shane Knighton (Air Force) at 2009 DAAG Conference in Indianapolis. Multi-criteria decision analytic methods applied to selection of methods to defeat improvised explosive devices.
Using Decision Analysis to Select Strategic Partners
Presented by Hal Wilson (Department of Defense) at 2009 DAAG Conference in Indianapolis. Example of multi-objective decision analysis applied to selecting the best foreign partners to help fulfill a capability gap, accounting for the benefit of establishing a partnership and the risk of losing capabilities.
Using Decision Analysis with the Operational Air Force
Presented by Stephen Chambal and Jeffrey Cochran (Air Force) at 2009 DAAG Conference in Indianapolis. Several examples of how Value Focused Thinking is used within the Air Force and other Department of Defense entities.
Evaluation and Decision-making
Presented by Jonathan Barzilai (Scientific Metrics) at 2006 DAAG Conference in Baltimore. Overview of Tetra software, which uses Preference Function Modeling to incorporate tradeoffs among objectives.
How to Convince a Large DoD Agency to Use Decision Analysis for Budgeting
Presented by David Caswell, William Hensley, Greg Parnell, Bill Klimack, Donald Buckshaw (Innovative Decisions) at 2006 DAAG Conference in Baltimore. Discussion of the use of multi-objective methods applied to complex defense budgeting problems.
Paired Value Comparison as a Consensus-building Tool for Multiparty, Multi-attribute Decisions
Presented by Dave Charlesworth (Chevron) at 2006 DAAG Conference in Baltimore. Application of multi-objective DA to an LNG problem in Angola, and illustration for using paired-value comparisons to achieve scoring and weighting of attributes.