Category Archives for Decision Making

The Delphi Technique | Method

When groups come together to make decisions, very often group dynamics can result in the team making the wrong decision because they fall into the trap of groupthink. Groupthink is essentially a type of behavior which can be exhibited by groups whereby they reach a perceived consensus on the majority view, without critically thinking or testing alternative […]

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Groupthink | Examples & Avoidance

Groupthink occurs in groups when individual thinking or individual creativity is lost or subverted to stay within the comfort zone of the consensus view. People’s common sense and ability to perform problem solving, make good decisions, and raise unpopular views are overridden by the desire for group consensus. Under certain sets of circumstances, which we’ll […]

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Wideband Delphi

Delphi Estimation is an effort estimation technique based on reaching consensus. It was first developed at the RANK Corporation in the 1940s. The Wideband version of Delphi Estimation was developed in the 1970s, and is called Wideband because it involves much more discussion and communication between those creating the estimates. Wideband Delphi Estimation is performed […]

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