Decision-making Tools

People aren’t great at making unbiased decisions. That’s why we developed systematic decision-making tools to help us. In this course you will learn how to use the Benefit Effort Matrix, Decision Matrix and Pugh Matrix to systematically select solutions and options based on clearly defined criteria.
Estimated Time

3 hours

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English

Tuition Fee

29.00

Decision-making tools exist for a simple reason. People just aren’t great at making unbiased decisions. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, as making decisions on whim and gut feeling is nothing new. But when there are important things at stake, a systematic decision-making tool can make all the difference.

Take for example the Benefit Effort Matrix, Decision Matrix and Pugh Matrix. These three decision-making tools are used extensively in improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and are considered standard protocol in some industries.

These could be used for problems as simple as choosing the ideal vacation venue for the summer, or as complex as choosing from potential solutions to a looming bankruptcy. So whatever your purpose, choose wisely!

Decision-making Tools

This self-paced online Decision-making course contains 5 lessons, throughout which you will learn several tools traditionally used for systematic decision-making.

The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content. The course is fully self-paced and can be completed at your leisure, with no time limits whatsoever.

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Lesson 1

Introduction

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 2

Benefit Effort Matrix

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 3

AHP

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 4

Decision Matrix

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 5

Pugh Matrix

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

This Course also contains:

  • Templates
  • 2 Re-sits
  • Infographics

Reasons to start this journey

We want you to be sure that this Decision-making course is the right choice for you, so here’s a list of reasons to pick this course. If those don’t resonate at all, no need to worry! There’s plenty of courses to choose from.

Systematic Decision-Making

If you want to learn how to systematically select solutions or choices based on clearly defined criteria, this is the course for you. These tools can be used individually, but are most effective when used together with a team, where everyone is motivated to select an ideal outcome.

Essential to Continuous Improvement

The tools taught in this course are essential to multiple continuous improvement methodologies. They are used extensively in Lean, Lean Six Sigma and in the Improve phase of the DMAIC project method.

Solutions, vacation locales and other important decisions

While these tools are most often used within a professional context to select the best possible solution out of several possibilities, you could use them in any situation. Choosing a vacation locale, deciding which book to read first, it’s all possible!

The world's leading provider of Lean Six Sigma education

This Decision-making course was developed together with the Master Black Belts and Lean Experts of The Lean Six Sigma Company. Together, we translated their years of experience with VSM into a concise and practice-oriented online course, based on the independent ISO 18404 and ISO 13053 standards.

Developed By

Instructor

Michel Doppert

Michel is a GE-certified Master Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in Continuous Improvement. He has trained and coached hundreds of Lean Six Sigma professionals worldwide. He is active as director and Lead Instructor at The Lean Six Sigma Company UK.

Pass rate

88%

Certification

Upon finishing this Decision-making course you will be awarded with an official certificate of completion from The Lean Six Sigma Company.

This certification serves as proof that you know how to apply the Benefit Effort Matrix, AHP weighting tool and the Decision and Pugh Matrix tools.

What will you learn?

1
Three decision-making tools

You will learn three of the most essential and often-used decision-making tools, namely the Benefit Effort Matrix, Decision Matrix and Pugh Matrix. You will learn how and when to use these tools to make systematic, non-biased decisions.

2
The AHP weighting tool

You will also learn how to use the Analytic Hierarchy Processing tool, which is used to assign weight factors to criteria by comparing them to each other in regards to relevance. These weighting factors can then be used as input for your Decision or Pugh Matrix.

3
Basic principles for work and daily life

Concise and nonbiased decision-making is one of the most highly valued skills in the workplace. The tools you will learn are based on principles that you can easily incorporate in your mindset. In fact, you might find yourself quick-sketching mental decision matrixes in your head when confronted with even the most mundane of choices. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Decision-making Tools

This self-paced online Decision-making course contains 5 lessons, throughout which you will learn several tools traditionally used for systematic decision-making.

The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content. The course is fully self-paced and can be completed at your leisure, with no time limits whatsoever.

Estimated Time

3 hours

Language course

English

Level
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  • - 5 Reviews

29.00

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