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What is Decision Maker
Decision Maker is a platform that helps you to make better decisions. A decision is built from criteria that have different importance/priority levels. A decision is scored by adding a certainty for each criteria and compare item.
What is a criteria
A list of requirements, facts, statements.. used to judge which option is the best for a decision. They should be verbs (i.e. ability to do.., edit this..., be able to read this... provide after hours support..., Can scale to 10,000 users…).
What is the importance/priority
This indicates how important criteria will be. Decision Maker using the MoSCoW methodology to specify how important criteria is. So if the criteria is vital to the decision then you would give set it to "Must Have" and if it has little impact on the decision you would set it to "Could Have". The value put against the importance/priority allows you to make the answer to one criteria worth more than another.
Does Decision Maker use the MoSCoW methodology
Yes it does. Using Must Have, Should Have, Could Have and Won't Have allows you to specify how important a criteria is to the decision. The value put against the importance/priority allows you to make the answer to one criteria worth more than another.
What is the Certainty
This is how much an option meets the criteria. The certainty is based on factual evidence and has the value Yes, No and Maybe.
What is a Workspace
A workspace is a grouping of commonly related projects. For an individual you will probably only have one workspace but for a company you may have one for each department (i.e. Fiance, HR, Sales, etc.).
What is a Project
A project is a grouping of commonly related decisions. For a company the Sales workspace may have projects for "Christmas marketing campaign", "Office",...). An individual may have projects for "Holidays", "Devices",...).
What is scoring a decision
After a decision is constructed, it needs to have the certainty entered for each criteria. Entering the certainty is known as scoring a decision.
Is there a free version of Decision Maker
Yes there is. The Free plan gives you 1 workspace, 1 project and up to 5 decisions. Also all decisions are public and will be able to be searched for by anybody