Classical way of decision making consists in partitioning decisions with separate steps : formulation, decision making, follow-up and final decision evaluation. In addition decisions are taken on a decision by decision basis.
On the opposite, decision processes organize these issues crosswise by grouping decisions in flows, each flow specific to one decision field such as : financing, pricing, capacity utilization. It facilitates collaborative work on these issues, enables a better coordination of the utilization of management tools (CPM, BI, etc.) and, finally, intensifies sharing of anticipation scenarios between managers..
Decision process organization objectives are:
- To easily share decision making with all necessary talent the way it should be
- To uniformize decision making language across corporation
- To enable continuous improvement of corporate strategic quality. Strategic quality criteria could address formulation (anticipation, reactivity, opportunity,..), evaluation (relevance, incrementality, reversibility) and engagement (legitimacy, consensus, motivation)
- To federate corporate resources used for a more efficient and bolder decision making enabling tasks such as risks anticipation, operational coordination, action coordination, differentiation issues, business intelligence.